1990's Alaia Black Snakeskin-Embossed Leather Corset Motorcycle Jacket

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About

In the 1980's when most of the fashion world was embracing sharp shouldered power dressing and baggy androgyny, Alaïa introduced the world to the 'body' and to his own skin tight silhouette. As Suzy Menkes said, "If there were any justice in this fashion world, Azzedine Alaïa would be a worldwide household name, instead of a cult hero. He defined the way an entire generation dresses and become the fashion revolution of the last decade." This very rare snakeskin-embossed black patent-leather jacket, dating to 1991, is a wonderful example of his genius. The jacket is a seductive cropped design with a tie-up corset backside. The asymmetric buttons and metal-zipper detailing is so chic! I love the super high-waisted cut which looks great with any bodycon dress or skinny jeans. As the great Alaia once stated, "When I see beautiful clothes, I want to keep them, preserve them; clothes, like architecture and art, reflect an era."

Measurements
Bust:36 inches
Waist:27 inches
Sleeve Length:23 inches
Total Length:19 inches

This vintage designer motorcycle jacket is in excellent condition with no rips,stains or holes. This garment is over 20 years old and is truly stunning!

Details

  • Designer
    Alaia
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Dealer Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    AU140302309864
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