Patrick Kelly

PATRICK KELLY Spring 1989 Vintage Leopard Jacket & Skirt Suit w/ Bamboo Buttons Size L

This fun and sexy vintage Patrick Kelly suit from Spring 1989 is crafted from cotton with a bold leopard print and comprises a jacket and the matching skirt. The jacket features wide padded shoulders, a deep square neckline, an accentuated waist and beautiful bamboo buttons at the front and the cuffs. From the waist down, it flares out into a stunning high-low peplum. The knee-length pencil skirt has side pockets and closes with a concealed zipper and a fabric-covered button at the center back. Both pieces are made of 100% cotton (a lightwieght summer quality) and fully lined in 100% acetate. Made in France.

Leopard print pieces played an important role in Patrick Kelly's collection for Spring 1989 - the suit was presented in the runway show along with many other styles celebrating the bold wildcat print. Furthermore, the suit was shot for the advertising campaign with the designer himself.

Pieces with this leopard print were also part of the comprehensive exhibition "Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love" that was first presented by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2014. The expansive retrospective will also be held by the de Young Museum San Francisco in 2021/2022.

CONDITION
Excellent

SIZE
The skirt is tagged "F 44", the jacket "F 42" - both pieces will fit a D 40, F 42, I 46, US 10, UK 14, LARGE

MEASUREMENTS (laid flat)

Jacket
Shoulders 48,0 cm/18.9"
Bust 51,0 cm/20.1"
Waist 39,0 cm/15.4"
Sleeves 61,5 cm/24.2"
Length 61,5 cm/24.2"

Skirt
Waist 39,0 cm/15.4"
Hips 52,0 cm/20.5"
Length 60,5 cm/23.8"