Vintage 1970s Designer Guy Laroche Black Wool Skirt Suit 2 Piece Ensemble Sz 12


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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!