VINTAGE JACQUELINE DE RIBES VELVET & WOOL JACKET - MADE IN FRANCE
The following information is from the Vintage Fashion Guild label resource site & my thanks to them.
Comtesse Jacqueline de Ribes was well known as a style maker long before she became a designer. In 1983, the year she started her design firm, town and country magazine named her the "most stylish woman in the world." she is often put in the same category as Carolyne Rhoehm and Carolina Herrera - the "Society Designers" of the 1980s.
Her line was luxurious, though ready-to-wear, and was well received, especially in the USA. In 1984 she added jewelry to her line. In the 1990s, she continued to design, but the line ended sometime in the mid 1990s.
An elegant charcoal wool & black velvet contour jacket by Jacqueline de Ribes made in France.
Her clothes were sold in the finest stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus & many others. There is beautiful detailing on this wool & black velvet jacket & she was known for being influenced by many of the great designers including Valentino.
A beautifully tailored jacket with contoured black velvet down the sides of the jacket which extends to the back of the jacket. Flaps on the pockets are black velvet as well. The button are very unique being black with an insert strip of black velvet. The sleeves are a bit wider at the ends for a stylish look.
The label is very much like the 1983 label on the Vintage Fashion Guild’s site. Fully lined. Shoulder pads. 2 buttons included which go on the ends of the sleeves & will require a few stitches or the cleaners can do it. A tag in the jacket says “Made in France - Fabrique en France - Style / Modele 112 JTK”.
Just a rare vintage exquisite jacket by Jacqueline de Ribes made in France that is rarely seen on Ebay, Etsy or anywhere else on the internet.
Designer: Jacqueline de Ribes - Paris - New York - Made in France
Size: No tag but I wear a size 8 - 10 & closer to the size 10 & it fit me perfectly but go by the measurements for a good fit
Bottom of jacket: 43 but leave room for movement
Sleeve from neck: 30-½
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-¼
Fabric: tag says “Fabric Made in France“ but no fabric content tag but it is wool & velvet
Condition: Very good - 2 buttons need to be sewn on the ends of the sleeves - easy fix - there is one button sewn inside the jacket at the hemline & the other is in a plastic bag in the pocket - a little bruising on the velvet under the arms & pocket flaps from someone wearing it but no holes or rips - just normal wear
Care: No tag but dry clean
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