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1992 Museum Held Azzedine Alaia Black "Corset" Jacket

The lines on this 1992 "corset" influenced jacket are amazing and just what you would expect form the master that is Alaia. Versions of this jacket were featured prominently both in the Alaia exhibit at the Groninger Museum and accompanying book 'Alaia- Azzedine Alaia in the 21st Century,'

. The corset effect created solely through the seaming on the jacket right down tot he molded and padded cups of the bust. These are literally seamed and cut like bra cups and then incorporated into the design - unfortunately the photos do not do the work and molding effect justice. On either side of the buttons that run down the front is meticulous seaming that mimics corset strings. Below this the pockets are cut with a beautiful curved and rounded line. Of course the waist nips in and the back is cut to flare out and give that bit of a saucy shape at the back Alaia is known for. Far better on a real girl then how it photoed on my mannequin. Excellent condition

Fully lined in black silky rayon and closes at the front with buttons as pictured. Tagged a 6 but check actual measurements of course.

Sleeves: 23"
Slightly exaggerated shoulders: 16"
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 22" from neck to back hem, 24" at the front

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# S504

Reference Photos: Image from the book 'Alaia- Azzedine Alaia in the 21st Century,' the accompanying exhibit book for the Alaia exhibit at the Groninger Museum  /  Karen by Sante D'orazio, 1992.  /  Beverly Peele in Alaia for Vogue, June 1992.

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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