Vintage 1970s Designer Guy Laroche Black Wool Skirt Suit 2 Piece Ensemble Sz 12
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
This is a wonderful late 70s / early 80s era black wool skirt suit made in France by Guy Laroche. The jacket is made in a loose, relaxed style with kimono neckline and wrap closure that ties at the left side. The sleeves are of an above the wrist length and cut with a flare to the cuff. The shoulders have small pads that square the shoulders somewhat. The skirt is made in a wraparound construction in an A line style. The jacket appears to have taken inspiration from Japanese design - it should be noted that Issey Miyake apprenticed with Laroche during the 1960s.
Label: Guy Laroche Diffusion Paris Made in France. Guy Laroche (1923-1989) was a renowned French designer who began his career in 1949 working for Parisian couturier Jean Desses. He established his own fashion house during the mid-50s and was one of the first French designer to create separates. Diffusion was Laroche’s pret-a-porter line, which he introduced in 1974.
Material: 100% Wool
Sizing: French size 42/US size 12 is indicated- please note the following measurements for fit, taking the style of the suit into consideration:
Shoulders: 16" across from one shoulder/sleeve seam to the other shoulder/sleeve seam
Sleeves: 21” from the shoulder/sleeve seam
Sleeve inseam: 15”
Bust: 36” around
Waist: 36” around
Hips: 36” around
Overall length: 26 1/2”, measured flat
Waist: 31” around
Hips: 38” around
Bottom: 50” around
Length: 28 1/2”, measured flat
Condition: This suit is in excellent condition with no wear, tear or staining - this suit looks like it saw little use and was well stored over the years.
This is a wonderful designer suit.....excellent quality and classic style that looks contemporary!