Fall 2010 Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Tweed & Silk Dress w Matching Mink Trimmed Jacket
According to Vogue the program for the Fall 2010 collection started off by saying 'And God Created Woman' which was meant to reference 'thoughts of the era of the young Bardot, of fifties-sixties wasp waists, and circle skirts'. This combination of colour pairing pale lavenders and browns was used throughout the show. This suit was not shown on the runway but was a highly coveted piece once it was introduced to the shops. For those opposed to wearing fur the removal of the collar and changing of the buttons would be an easy task and then those pieces could be stored for future integrity and fashion history sake. It is a very chic example of Marc's work for LV.
The suit is constructed from a chic tweed feeling boucle done with a pretty pink yarn mixed into the otherwise more classic hues. This is then combined with a fine pale purple silk for the bodice of the inner dress. Over this slips a chic little jacket that has the soft shoulders and box cut of the sixties. I love that with the set being made of two pieces you instantly have endless styling options to mix and match with other pieces from your wardrobe. The inner dress is cut into a chic little shift and is done to appear to be a silk top tucked into a skirt. The top has Marc's signature piecework where the seams attached which gives it a pretty and feminine feel. The collar and tie at the front are done in a pale pink silk chiffon that has a slight bit of texture to it. The skirt falls from the waist in a slim pencil shape and there is a silk taffeta bow on each side of the skirt at the hem. A pleated inset sits along the back hem for a pretty extra detailing. The jacket is cut in a classic box shape. The sleeves are long and I love the pockets that sit on each side at the front with their little taffeta edging. The jacket snaps to close and there are three mink buttons that sit along the edge. A little mink collar circle the neck. If these were removed the jacket could be worn without either and it would still look perfectly fine as it is all fully finished under neath and they are added decorative elements only. I especially love the cuffs on the jacket. Each has a little extension done in the taffeta to create a pretty ruffle feel around the wrist. Excellent condition with a small note below.
Both pieces are fully lined in a black silk. The dress closes with a back zipper. The jacket snaps to close down the front. The pockets on the jacket are functional. Both pieces are tagged a LV 38. I see one tiny mark on the tie and a small watermark on the silk on one side. Please see the two shots after the label shot
Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 43" from neck to front hem, 45" to the back hem
Bust-hem: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 21" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-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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