1980s Norma Kamali Dramatic Plaid Suit

This set is insane and insanely fabulous! It is dead stock Norma Kamali made of a light weight silk taffeta upon which is that wonderful, bold plaid design. The suit absolutely nails everything that was fabulous about the eighties. The jacket has an over-sized voluminous silhouette that tops the fabulous skinny cigarette leg pants that end just above the ankles. Huge shoulder pads sit inside each shoulder - they actually can be cleverly removed as they attach by strips of Velcro (cutting edge stuff then) so you can give this a softer more relaxed feel by wearing the jacket without the shoulder pads if you wish. The waist nips in severely, further emphasizing that wasp waist look. A fabulous peplum exaggerates the hips. The pants are sleek and skinny under all of that drama. It has never been worn and still has its original hang tag and extra button for the jacket. It is an amazing and iconic set! Unworn condition.

Sleeves: approx 23" long
Shoulders: o defined seams
Bust: no defined side seam
Waist: 14" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17" open
Length: 15î from back of the neck to waist, back peplum adds 13", front adds 8"

Waist: 12.5" across
Length: 39î from waist to bottom hem of pant legs
Inseam: 28î

Both pieces are unlined. The jacket closes with the buttons and hidden snaps and the pants close with a front zipper and flat hook & eye. It has its original hang tag attached and has never been worn. There is the original extra button in its plastic sleeve. Each shoulder pad can be removed and attaches by Velcro.

Modern Sizing†Equivalent: XS-SML (0-6)

Item# DD830

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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