VINTAGE ARTHUR DOUCETTE SAKS FIFTH AVENUE MINT GREEN BROCADE EVENING JACKET AND LONG DRESS
A beautiful vintage '80s Arthur Doucette evening ensemble in silvery mint green brocade comprised of an evening jacket and dress from Saks Fifth Avenue.
You can tell that this was an expensive item in the '80s and was sold in the high end store Saks Fifth Avenue. It is definitely a quality item in both the construction and design.
Gorgeous fabric in this designer evening jacket. The jacket is lined in a soft mint green silky fabric. Slimming princess lines both in front and the back. Wasp nipped in waist on the jacket to give you a gorgeous figure. There is a fabulous large silver and rhinestone clasp in front for closure with a huge prong-set rhinestone in the center. Should pads in jacket which could be removed if you wish.
The matching dress has a silvery dull satin (peau de soie) bodice with the same lovely mint green brocade in the skirt. Long zipper in back The bodice of the dress is beautiful lined with the same silvery satin fabric with no exposed seams to chafe one's skin. The seams in the skirt of the dress have been sewn under so there are no raw edges as in most garments. Horsehair in the hem of the dress to keep the shape of the hemline beautiful and give it structure. There is still an old paper cardboard like tag in the seam of the skirt with the order number, style and size.
Perfect for a cruise, Christmas or New Year's Eve party, mother of the bride or groom ensemble.
By: Arthur Doucette - From Saks Fifth Avenue
Size: No tag
Size: 8 but go by the measurements as sizing has changed over the years
Shoulder to shoulder: 15-1/2
Sleeve from neck: 30-5/8
Size: Paper tag in dress says size 8
Fabric: Jacket is a expensive brocade fabric with a silky lining; Dressis brocade with a peau de soie bodice lined with the same fabric.
Condition: Very good - Store mark on the label in the jacket
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