vicky tiel

Early 1980s Fine Pleat Silk Vicky Tiel Suit

This is a spectacular silk suit and a wonderful and early example of Vicky Tiel's talent and ability to work and tailor a pieces while working with very fine fabrics. Made of an off-white tissue silk the craftsmanship in this suit is divine. The skirt is a masterpiece - it is made of tiny meticulous, knife pleats that widen out from the waist. At just about the keen a second panel is added so that it creates a ruffle along its edge. The pleats on this second layer are allowed to soften at the near the hem. The jacket has a string nod to the Victorian with amazing puffed shoulders and a nipped in waist and delicate, feminine peplum. A high collar and silk buttons, each set into a properly finished button hole add the perfect touches. This suit was a custom order and worn once by my client to her engagement party (and she is still happily married so we know it has excellent karma!). Excellent, looks unworn condition.

Both pieces are unlined and weigh almost nothing. The jacket closes with silk fabric covered buttons and the skirt with a side zipper and flat hook & eye at the waist. Hand finishes.

Shoulders: 14" across
Sleeves: 25" long
Bust: to 18" flat across the back from seam to seam
Waist: 12.5" flat across the back from seam to seam
Length: 21" from neck to hem

Waist: 12-12.5" flat across from side to side
Hips: open
Length: 29" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS

Item# DD981

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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