Fall 2005 Kenzo Defile Printed Pink & Green Floral Velvet Suit w Contrasting Lining
Kenzo Takada founded the Kenzo label in 1970 and the label is still in existense despite the loss of Takada on Oct 4, 2020. He was also the honorary president of the Asian Couture Federation. The Kenzo label was and still is a great success with a strong following. My client bought this in Paris and never ended up wearing it so it still has all of its original hang tags attached. On the runway it was shown with a longer skirt but the reference photo still gives you a great idea of how it looks like on the body.
Kenzo traveled the world and his designs often mixed in the influences from those travels. He would mix traditional Japanese cuts with Western tailoring methods and fabrics from around the world. The interior of the clothes were as important to him as to the exteriors and they are immaculately finished like this one. This suit is so pretty. The fabric is a soft flat pile velvet that holds the colour printed onto it perfectly. It looks like it should be heavy but it is actually light and easy to wear. The velvet is very fine and soft. The skirt is cut in a pencil shape until just above the knee and then it has a very full ruffled and gathered finish so that that when you move it flares out for a very pretty effect. At the very bottom of the hem under the gathered portion it is finished with a wide ruffle that adds to the pretty lines. For the skirt the lining is a gorgeous contrasting pink floral print on a white backdrop. Topping that is that darling little jacket. It is cut to be fitted to the body with long sleeves that end in a contrasting pink velvet finish at the wrist. This same pink velvet accents the lower portion of the collar. Huge colourful buttons run down the front. The waist nips in and then the hips flare out in a slight peplum. The jacket is lined a beautiful turquoise floral print so you get a lovely flash of colour if you wear it open. It was never worn and has its original hang tags. Excellent condition.
Both piece are fully lined as described above. The skirt has a zipper to close and the jacket closes with hidden set snaps under the buttons at the front. New with its original tags. Both pieces are tagged a 40 and are cut very generously in size.
Shoulders: 15" across
Sleeves: 21.5" long
Bust: 18" flat across the back from seam to seam
Waist: 17" flat across the back from seam to seam
Length: 18" from neck to hem
Waist: 15.5" flat across from side to side
Hips: 19.5" flat across from side to side
Length: 30" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG
Reference Photos: Fall 2005 Kenzo Runway Collection, Look 7. Model: Lindsay Ellingson.
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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