Bright Red 1980s Balenciaga Le Dix Sequin Jacket & Skirt Suit w Gold Braiding & Beadwork Detailing

This is a great little set from the 1980s that would make an amazing holiday piece or that could be worn for any event where you really want to make an impact.

This set is gorgeous. Both pieces are completely covered in thousands of glossy red sequins that have been laid out flat beside each other. This  technique allows the silk underneath to be completely covered but still have the ease of movement that overlapping the sequins would not give it. It also allows for the maximum amount of sequins to show so that the entire suit catches the light beautifully. To highlight the seams of the jacket there is an edging of gold cording and bead work. It also details the tops of the faux pockets, the cuffs and the hem. The edging has an intricate design that builds on a gold silk cord with gold beads, rhinestones and large red dome beads. It's incredible to see and it acts like jewelry on the jacket. The skirt has a simple cut with a silk banded waist and then it widens out slightly as it falls to the floor in a long sleek column. The jacket has no collar and curves down and around to the hem. There are hidden set hook and eye closures down the front so it can be worn on its own or it is equally as good if worn open and over something else. The shoulders have rounded padding inside and it is cut to skim over the body. The sleeves are fabulous. Each cuff has a line of that elaborate detailing running up it. I love the versatility of having the two pieces because you can mix and match them with other pieces, but together they are truly spectacular. The silk base keeps them light in weight and its a very easy to wear set. Excellent condition

Both pieces are fully lined in a red silk. The jacket closes with hidden set hook and eye below the V and the skirt hooks at the waist and zippers to close under that. Padding in each shoudler. Perhaps the occasional loose or missing sequin and a touch of patina on a bead here and there but just being picky

Sleeves: 22" approx.
Slightly dropped shoulders: 16"
Bust: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 27" from neck to hem

Waist: 12.75" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 40" from waist to hem with 2" turned under the hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# 4465

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