Early 1980s Giorgio Sant' Angelo Black Plunge Jersey Jumpsuit w Balloon Bottoms & Bare Back
Sant' Angelo was the winner of two Coty Awards and two Council of Fashion Designers of America honors and was known for his innovation and pioneering use of stretch fabrics. He has had an entire museum exhibit dedicated to his work and career and is firmly entrenched as one of the great designers. His work captured a moment in fashion history and his love of color and strong lines will forever be collectible. Pieces reside in museums worldwide including The Met where there is a black sleeved jumpsuit in their collection. This one is actually better and has more impact even!
This is an amazing and rare jumpsuit that is made out of a black stretch jersey. The fabric choice makes it extremely comfortable to wear and it drapes and falls incredibly on the body. When you put it on it stretches and conforms to your body in the most comfortable of ways. It is all one easy piece and you just slip it on to wear. I love how the back straps are knotted at their ends and have been slipped through loops at the side. This is all that holds the halter in place and yet it is perfectly stable and stays on. The front has two panels of fabric that come out from the waist and this creates a deep and wide plunge. The fabric curves up and around then neck and then crosses over itself to run through the loops at the side. The entire back and sides are left bare. Once past the bareness of the top, the jumpsuit skims over the waist and hips to long pant legs. The pants are extraordinary. As they reach the bottom hem they widen out and then are cinched back in with a tie that runs through the seam at the bottom. This lets you cinch them in to create a balloon / harem effect that is just fantastic. It is extraordinarily well done and very sexy yet so easy and comfortable to wear. Just a once in a life time find. Excellent condition.
The bodice is lined in a second layer of the same fabric and the pants are unlined. It slips on to wear. The back straps are knotted through side loops. Ties through the bottom hem of each pant. The fabric has some stretch and the measurements are the comfortable range laying flat.
Bust: approx 15.5-17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 11-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17-22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: approx 58" from neck to bottom of pants
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED
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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