patrick kelly

1989 Rare Red Print Patrick Kelly Suit

Wonderful, 1980s suit from one of my favorite designers- the great Patrick Kelly. Kelly only produced collections for five short years - starting in 1985 and ending with his death in 1990. His designs were exuberant and witty - they were avant garde and he was bold through his use of color! His work has been the subject of Museums exhibits worldwide. This suit is part of a collection where this pattern was repeated though out in different colors, including this fantastic red. It is bright and vibrant and the fabric is a subtly textured cotton so that on close inspection you get an interesting play between the pattern and the fabric itself. The skirt is pencil cut with a wide waistband and side slanted front pockets. The jacket is fitted and cut to follow the body. I love the huge red glossy buttons that adorn the front and each cuff. The jacket also has front top stitched pockets. Excellent condition and appears to have never been worn.

Shoulders: 16" from seam to seam
Bust: 18" from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" from side seam to side seam
Total length: 27" from neck to hem
Sleeves: 21" from shoulder seam to longest point

Waist: 13" from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" from side seam to side seam
Total length: 26" from waist seam to bottom hem

The jacket and skirt are both fully lined in cream silky satin rayon. The jacket closes with buttons along the front and the skirt closes with a back painted metal zipper and a button at the waist band.

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML

Item# S134

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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