1990s Ralph Lauren Intricately Pleated & Seamed Black Suede Jacket
This jacket is amazing. The suede is butter soft and the detail that has gone into it is unreal. It is the Ralph Lauren purple label and has a Unite Union label present as well. The particular version of the union label dates to the 1995-2004 range and my client remembers buying this in the late 1990s so I am confident of that date between these two clues. The suede has been treated more like a fabric for this piece and the design has an intricate pleated effect that helps to define the lines of the jacket. The pleats run down each sleeve and are used heavily on the front and back. There they are set to angle in towards the center of the jacket. It nips in at the waist and the flares out in an elaborate ruffle edges peplum. More ruffles cascade down the front. It has an almost Victorian feel to it and it is just wonderful. However much you like it in the photos, it is better in real life. I have had the photos lightened ever so slightly so you can see the full details on it. It is a touch deeper black in tone in person. Excellent condition.
The body of the jacket and sleeves are lined in a black silk chiffon and the suede used butter soft. It buttons down the front with hidden set buttons. Each cuff buttons to close. Tagged a vintage RL US size 8. Sold in clean, as found condition
Slightly dropped shoulders: 16"
Bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 17" from neck to waist seam
Peplum: 8.5" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
This garment is in clean. as found condition and has been thoroughly checked over before shipping.
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