Pre-Fall 2011 Gucci by Frida Giannini Runway Closing Look 42 Black Mongolian Fur Cropped Jacket

The Pre-Fall 2011 show was a nod the the early 1970s and all the glam that we associate with that time period. Vogue's review of the show said; "Once upon a time, Giannini designed a women's collection for Gucci that was inspired by Ziggy Stardust. Here it was possible to detect intimations of David Bowie just before his glittery watershed: the 'Hunky Dory' voluminous pants with the deep box pleat, for instance, and the 'Space Oddity' Mongolian lamb...The shagginess of the lamb called to Every woman's Inner Barbarian (especially when Giannini made it as easy as zipping on a pair of shaggy armlets or slipping into a shrug)...Weightless, luxuriant, they felt like bare essentials for a twenty-first-century wild child." The twin of this jacket was in the closing Look 42 of the presentation and it is fantastic. The Mongolian pieces from this collection where all made in limited quantities. It is gorgeous.

The first thing that strikes you about this jacket is that it is beautifully light in weight. In part that is accomplished by the fact that the lining is an almost weightless silk and the Mongolian hearts are stacked onto that silk in a great formation, so the jacket has the volume you see but it keeps light in weight. It's cropped and the bottom edge is rounded so that it falls just to the low back and then rounds up the sides to meet the sleeves. This keeps it snug back to the sides to allow whatever you're wearing underneath to show. It's a very clever design. There is no caller and no closures. You just slip it on to wear. The sleeves are stunning. They are cut on a curve to follow the shape of the arm, and they are very full, narrowing down a bit to the rest. This keeps the volume that you see, but makes it extremely flattering on the body at the same time. Sometimes Mongolian jackets are cut so bulky that they lose their flattering  aspects. This one follows the curve and cotton body and is the perfect thing to throw on almost anything to add a bit of that 70s glam even if it was made in 2011. I love it. Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a black silk and slips on to wear with no closures. Tagged a Gucci 44. It appears to have been worn very little, if at all. This is a very hard piece to measure because of the cut and it's cut small. I've given approximate below.

Sleeves: approx 25" and 16" around the upper arm
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust-bottom: approx 17" flat across from side seam to side seam comfortably but open at the front
Total length at the back: 17" from neck to hem and then the fur extends past about 4.5"

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# DD4729

Reference Photo: Pre-Fall 2011 Gucci, Look 42. Model Martha Streck.

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