1980s Jenny Lewis Iridescent Beaded & Sequinned Black Silk Jacket

During the 1980s, Jenny Lewis "dazzled the fashion world with her exquisite Chinese silk gowns, elaborately embroidered, and her beaded and sequined dresses that recalled the gay abandon of the Twenties. Her rise in the fashion world was meteoric, and her shining creations, which cost almost as much as a Paris gown, were worn at the best parties in town. At the height of her career, Lewis starred at  fashion shows in Harrods, & Harvey Nichols attended by royalty the Governor of Hong Kong and the London elite. “My collection was the main focus of all the windows & my beaded dresses were the focus of the finales. I stood there thinking “these are my nights, my England,” recalls Lewis."

This is a gorgeous little jacket that displays what was loved about her work and is quite beautiful. The base of the jacket is a black silk and then onto this is that incredible design that you see. Iridescent beads and sequins are hand placed over the entire jacket and down each sleeve. The entire jacket is hand done and covered in the beads and sequins. The upper shoulders are densely covered and this carries around the back. On each side of the front and on the back are mystical creatures entirely executed from bead work. It appears to have never been worn, or worn very little and is a real little beauty. Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a black silk that is hand set. It closes with tiny silk covered snaps tone that run down the front. Light padding in each shoulder

Sleeves: approx 22"
Shoulders: they extend slightly beyond the natural shoulder and are approx 16"
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 22" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# S843

Quote credit from jennylewisartist.wordpress.com

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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