Fall 1991 Alaia Oversized Chenille Sweater Jacket
When the pieces from the 1991 collection walked down the runway it featured pieces that all gave the suggestion of fur and the wild. He developed various thick chenilles that gace the feeling and suggestion of plush thick furs but they were really made of a thick knitted plush fabric that's about an inch thick and feels and looks like nothing else on the planet. Here we have a completely unstructured jacket with a huge shawl collar that can be used as a short hood. This is not quite as deep as some of his pieces produced but still extravagant enough that the idea of the hood is there. Alaia's hooded pieces are iconic. It is insanely comfortable to wear and warm - like taking your favorite blanket with you everywhere you go. You can style it a million ways and wear it over everything and anything. It seems heavy when you pick it up but is surprisingly light feeling when worn. Its a truly fantastic piece and a true one of a kind. A similar piece is shown on Tina Turner in the Alaia book and a version walked the runway. Excellent condition.
Unlined and slips on with two buttons at the waist. Meant to be worn huge and over-sized. Tagged a vintage Alaia small. The over-sized cut will fit a variety of sizes.
Bust: 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 26" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG
Runway reference photo: vogue.com / Tina Turner in Alaia by Bruce Weber.
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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