VINTAGE 1980s CAROLINA HERRERA BLACK & WHITE PEPLUM SUMMER SUIT
A beautiful vintage black and white summer suit by Carolina Herrera.
The label is from 1980s and it is identical to one on the Vintage Fashion Guild site and my thanks to them for the information.
The fabric is fabulous in an expensive heavy textured cotton. The same type of heavy cotton fabric that I have seen in many very expensive dresses and suits from Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman in the past.
Striking black and white textured cotton print - very expensive fabric. Small Mandarin collar with matching trim around the ends of the sleeves. Peplum jacket with a nice flare. Self covered flat round buttons on the front of the jacket with a few snaps for closure. Shoulder pads in the jacket which could be removed. Fully lined with a silky white fabric.
Invisible zipper in back of the skirt with a slide hook and a regular hook and eye for closure. Skirt is fully lined. Former owner had suit cleaned and cleaner tags are still on the jacket and skirt.
By: Carolina Herrera
Size: 10 but go by the measurements as sizing has changed over the years and this suit is for a much smaller person as the shoulder measurement is 14-3/4.
Approximate Measurements – This means the measurements of the item listed – not of your own figure. You must be a few inches smaller than the measurements shown.
Bust: 35 - 35
Shoulder to shoulder: 14-1/2
Sleeve from neck: 17-1/2
Waist: 30 - 31
Length: 24 - 25
Waist: 31 - 32
Hips: 37 - 38 but leave several inches for movement as this is the measurement of the skirt not your hips
Length: 23 - 24 with a 1-1/2" hem if it needed to be let down a bit
Fabric: 100% Cotton
Care: Dry clean
Condition: Very good - Label is missing in the jacket but there is the Carolina Herrera label in the skirt - some pale yellowing on the white trim which happens over time but the cleaners may be able to remove it with a cleaning and it is not that noticeable. Dime size spot which may come out on the INSIDE hem which no one will ever see. Price has been reduced for imperfections..
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