paco rabanne

Late 1980s Paco Rabanne Silver Metal Mesh Set

These Rabanne pieces from the late 80s were a spring board from the earlier chain mail examples and were heavily sought after and collected - then and now. It is very rare to find a full set and I am very pleased to have this one as it is really exceptional. It is completely made from a silver metal mesh that is very heavy and feels spectacular once on the body. The metal is very cool at first but once your body heat warms it it stays at your body temperature and feels quite sensual on. This set is insanely sexy too. The skirt is a simple pencil cut above the knee. It snaps to close at the top of the side of each waist and the two sides are held together by a rows of chain links so you get just a hint of skin peeking through. The top is also cut square off and simple but once on it drapes over your curves. It has a inverted deep V running down the front with little chains of mesh looping across. At the back is a large keyhole between the clasps. The mesh creates an almost bias cut effect so the sizing will work on a variety of body types and what you choose to wear under it, or not, will dramatically change the feel of the piece. This was made to go dancing. Exceptional. Excellent, museum quality condition

The skirt has hidden snaps on each side of the waist and the top slips over the head and has clasps running down the back. Each piece has a metal Paco Rabanne tag attached to the loop. The top is slightly more oxidized then the skirt - it was probably worn a little more. There is one spot along near the base of the right armhole where it looks like there may have been a repair - and the mesh is set in a little more then the other side - I have no way of telling if this was always like this so mentioning for accuracy. This is only apparent when it is spread out and lying flat and in no way affects it when on.

Shoulders: No defined seams
Bust-Waist: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 19" from top of bodice to waist

Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Skirt: 17" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2435

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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