gianfranco ferre

Fall 1982 Gianfranco Ferre Runway Black Blue Wrap Leather Jacket w Wide Sleeves & Huge Collar

Gianfranco Ferre is best known for his years at the helm of Dior where he headed the Atelier and House from 1989 until 1996 however, just prior to that he was designing his own line that launched in 1978 as a ready-to-wear line and then eventually added a couture line in 1986. This is an amazing jacket from that period in the early 1980s when he was designing under his own name and we found the reference runway photos from the 1982 show. I love that you can see how great it is on the body and having that documentation on it makes it that much more special. 

This is a gorgeous little jacket that has all the hallmarks of the 1980s yet still manages to feel as chic and fresh now as it would have then. The jacket is made out of a light weight leather that has a touch of texture running through it from being worn and loved through the years. It isn a very light patina that gives it that perfect vintage feel but without feeling too worn. The colour is a blue black that looks one or the other colour depending on the light. It has a fabulous cut with a more voluminous feel through the top and then the waist is nipped in with a matching belt. There is a narrow peplum under where it belts that flares out for a pretty shape. The belt is top stitched and it has a heavy silver metal buckle to close. The sleeves come out from the side and marrow down to the wrist. I love the exaggerated collar that is top stitched all around the neck and then has two big flare in panels at the front. There's a padded top stitch detailing that runs down the edge and a bit of a cord detailing at the top. Each sleeve is cut straight and wide, and I love this detail. The end of each cuff and the bottom peplum has the same top stitching as the collar to tie it all together. Pockets along each side of the perfect finishing touch. Excellent condition with a minor note below

Fully lined in a black silky rayon and wraps and belts to closes. Pockets on each side. The silver on the buckle shows patina, and scratching as you can see in the photos and the jacket shows light patina to the edges here and there. The adjustable waist and wrap style should allow it to fit a range of sizes. It will just feel more oversized on a smaller frame.

Shoulder: no true seam
Sleeves: approx 23"
Bust: approx 19" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: approx 15" flat across the back from side seam to side seam and can be cinched in with the belt 
Length: 20" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# DD4577

Reference Photos: Fall 1982 Gianfranco Ferre.

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