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Vintage Courreges 70s Blue Rayon Jacket - S


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This is a wonderful vintage designer jacket designed by Andre Courreges, a renowned Parisian fashion designer, synonymous with space influenced 60s design. Courreges is also credited, with Mary Quant, as being the inventor of the mini-skirt. This jacket was marketed under the Hyperbole label, which was Courreges’ ready-to-wear line, introduced in 1967. I believe that this jacket dates to the early 70s. It is made in a fitted style, with small squared collar. It does up with a vinyl zipper down the front and cinches with a matching belt at the waist. It has a pocket at either side and the cuffs are turned and decorated with buttons. Very well tailored and has a crisp look to it. It is fully lined.

Age: early 1970s

Label: Courreges Paris Hyperbole Made in France; Retailer label: Lily Simon Montreal - Lily Simon was an exclusive Montreal boutique that offered high-end designer fashion

Color: Deep blue/navy

Material: Label reads 100% Fibranne, which is a type of rayon that has the appearance of linen, 100% silk, 100% Acetate

Sizing: Small, but please rely on the following measurements for fit:

Shoulders: 14 ½” across seam-to-seam

Sleeves: 22” long

Sleeve Inseam: 16” long

Bust: 35" around, taken under the arms

Waist; 30” around, uncinched, belt cinches to 29 ½”

Overall length: 23”

Condition: It is in very good condition, with no pronounced wear, tear, odors or stains. A couple of “nubs” in the linen weave, but this is rather normal and doesn’t really detract at all from the piece.

This is a classic, easy to wear design from Andre Courreges – you’re sure to be noticed in this jacket, very chic.