S/S 2005 Marni Runway Embroidered Duster Coat

Marni pieces always are a bit quirky and walk that line between the peuce you throw on every day and high end fashion. You can easily spot a Marni pieces for its fashion forward lines and ease that it falls over the body. The duster coat is a Marni mainstay and this piece from the Spring 2005 collection is an outstanding example of this. Vogue said of this collection: "With her country-fresh pink cheeks, bird's-nest hair, and enviably serene smile, the Marni girl projects an easy, all's-well-with-the-world outlook. Step over her threshold, and you're in a place of slightly batty loveliness, where clothes have the touching resonance of sunny days, and getting dressed seems like a series of happy accidents. Designer Consuelo Castiglioni picked up her spring vibe from a couple of handcrafty, nostalgic artifacts: a Hessian place mat naïvely appliquéd with birds found in Portobello market and a bright-green flower-printed cotton sixties swimsuit from the L.A. vintage store Jet Rag. She teased out the essence of those oddly contrasting artifacts and wove it in to her existing passion for fifties kitchen-curtain prints, mattress stripes, and glitter-shot fabric. Result: a collection of pretty egg-shaped skirts, Empire sundresses, duster coats, and shrunken knits, often pulled together with sparkly belts or a humble piece of string. The Hessian table mat turned up as a burlap, birdie-embroidered skirt, and the swimsuit pattern in cheerful printed terry boleros and frocks. Castiglioni also made her first excursion into eveningwear, in bunchy pearl-gray taffeta dresses. As with everything else in this collection, they were charm personified."

The coat is the other "burlap" piece with embroidery from the collection (referenced above in the Vogie review) and was Look 36 in the runway show. It is made from a cotton mix with a rough texture that gives it that burlap feel. It is also meticulously cut and assembled despite its easy ad loose appearance. It is like a modern take on the 1920s duster coat with a neat neckline and easy fit that allows you to layer it loose and open or belt it for shape as it was shown on the runway on Daria. It expands out through the waist and curves slightly back in at the hem. Very chic and very Marni. Excellent condition

Unlined and slips on to wear with hidden side pockets along the seam and no front closures. Ribbon finished interior Tagged a Marni size 46. The cut will allow for a variety of sizes. The loose, open cut will fit a variety of sizes. Appears unworn

Sleeves: 17"
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: to 25" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 25.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 41" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG

Item# C432

Reference Photo: Marni S/S 2005 Collection - Look 36. Model: Daria Werbowy.

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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