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1980s Haute Couture Balmain Linen "Wasp" Suit


Amazing, quirky little 1980s skirt suit by Pierre Balmain. This set consists of a gorgeous and beautifully haute couture made black linen jacket with matching double layer black and yellow striped pencil skirt. The peplum jacket features the same yellow stripe in the side panels, black PVC collar and cuffs and fastens with three buttons down the front. There are belt loops for probably what was a matching PVC belt; however, this is no longer with the ensemble. The skirt has two side pockets and fastens at the back with a zip, both pieces are in excellent condition. Measurements: Bust: 86cm/34” Waist: 66cm/26” Hips: 92cm/36” Jacket Length: 64cm/25” Skirt Length: 64cm/25”


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  • Marked size
    4 (US)
  • Bust
    34 in. (86.36 cm)
  • Waist
    26 in. (66.04 cm)
  • Hip
    36 in. (91.44 cm)
  • Seller location
    London, GB
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