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1991 Museum Held Alaia Exotic Python Skin Biker Jacket

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This is an amazing and very rare, very limited production Azzedine Alaia custom made "couture" level python skin biker jacket. In all probability there were only one or two of these made in the entire world and this certainly this is the only one I have seen in this color. The same jacket is held at The Museum at FIT in a green python skin version and that set belonged to Veronica Webb. If only we knew who this one once belonged to. This amazing piece show cases the best of Alaia and effortlessly combines tough with sexy. The sleeves are cut like a classic motorcycle jacket and end with buttoned cuffs. The buttons used on both the front and cuffs are amazing - each is a combination of a silver metal and enamel topped with a white enamel star. The collar is notched and dramatic and the jacket is cut short and sexy to the waist. It is biker meets couture and the ultimate holy grail for the Alaia collector. A modern equivalent from Alaia would be well over $20k or more, if you could even get your hands on one. Museum quality, excellent condition. Please note that shipping restriction may apply to this item - if you have concerns about your country please contact me prior to purchasing. Fully lined in a black silky rayon and buttons to close with metal and enamel, domed buttons. Each cuff also buttons to close. The skins are in excellent condition and are supple and not dry. Please note that due to the nature of the skins returns outside of Canada will not be accepted on this item. Couture level quality and tagged a vintage Alaia size 40 Shoulder: (slight drop) 17" across Bust: to 18" flat across the inside back from side seam to side seam Waist: 13" flat across the inside back from side seam to side seam Length: 16" from mid back at the neck to longest point of hem Sleeve length: 22" Approximate modern size equivalent: XS-SML Reference photo from The Museum at FIT. This garment is in sound, clean, as found condition and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival

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