Details about VINTAGE KARL LAGERFELD RIDING JACKET COAT TWEED LEATHER 40s VICTORIAN 30s VAMPSee original listing
“In EXCELLENT VINTAGE CONDITION ~ a fabulous jacket with fabulous equestrian styling and 100% softest ”... Read more
20 Apr, 2014 04:29:23 BST
Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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|Seller notes:||“In EXCELLENT VINTAGE CONDITION ~ a fabulous jacket with fabulous equestrian styling and 100% softest LEATHER trim - by world famous designer KARL LAGERFELD ~ STUNNING, SEXY, SMART AND SOUGHT AFTER! ICONIC DESIGNER VINTAGE, JUST GORGEOUS AND SO WEARABLE!!! Equestrian Mistress ~ 40s Vamp ~ Edwardian Diva ~ 30s elegance ~ fashionista ~ city or country...Timelessly elegant and so subtly sexy...”|
Late 80s/early 90s vintage
True Vintage Designer Jacket ~ Equestrian/Military
UK 10 (may fit 8 - 12) please see measurements
EURO 38 (may fit 36 - 40) please see measurements
US 6/8 (may fit 4 - 10) please see measurements
90% virgin wool, 10% viscose, 100% Nappa leather
'Intellectual sexiness...' ~ Karl Lagerfeld
~ FABULOUSLY ELEGANT, RARE, & EXCEPTIONALLY STYLISH ~
True Vintage Designer Jacket
by World Renowned Designer
Equestrian Elegance ~ 1940s ~ War Bride ~ WWII ~ Land Girls ~ 30s Chic ~ City ~ Country ~ Military ~ Lady Chatterley ~ Lady of the Manor ~ English Heritage ~ Governess ~ Edwardian Vamp ~ Victorian ~ Fashionista...
The smartest, most stylish and subtly sexy jacket ~ wonderful shape, in classic brown, with 100% Soft Leather trim
So effortlessly elegant, so wearable, so chic!!!
HISTORY: ~ Karl Lagerfeld ~
Karl Lagerfeld is perhaps the most influential and iconic designer in the world ~ and is, according to Vogue, the ‘master of reinvention’, having repeatedly transformed himself and his labels. Lagerfeld is most famous for being the head designer and creative designer of Chanel, Italian fashion house Fendi, and his own eponymous label.
Born in Germany to a wealthy family, Lagerfeld finished his schooling at the Lycée Montaigne in Paris, where he majored in drawing and history. After leaving school in 1955, Lagerfeld was hired as Pierre Balmain's assistant after winning the coats category in a design competition. After three years at Balmain, he moved to Jean Patou where he designed two haute couture collections a year for five years. His first collection was shown in a two-hour presentation in July 1958, but he used the name Roland Karl, rather than Karl Lagerfeld. The first collection was poorly received, somewhat ironically.
A few years later, in 1964, after attempts to return to school and follow paths away from fashion design, Lagerfeld begun to freelance for French fashion house Chloe, at first designing a few pieces a season. As more and more pieces were incorporated, he soon designed the entire collection. In 1972, Lagerfeld began to collaborate with Italian fashion house Fendi, designing clothing and accessories, and later moved to Chanel.
Forever creative to his core and passionately interested in the world around him, Karl Lagerfeld has worked with, and continues to work with, a variety of prestigious brands and people. In 2002, Lagerfeld designed the costumes for the Carmen sequences in the Zeffirelli film Callas Forever, and has designed outfits for international music artists Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Lily Allen to name just a few ~ and for many celebrities, society beauties and members of the British royalty family.
In addition to fashion design, Lagerfeld is also a sought after photographer, most notably producing Visionaire 23: The Emperor's New Clothes, a series of pictures of models and celebrities. He also personally photographed Mariah Carey for the cover of V magazine in 2005. In addition to his editorial work for Harper's Bazaar, Numéro and the Russian and German editions of Vogue, Lagerfeld photographs advertising campaigns for the houses under his direction (Chanel, Fendi and his eponymous line) every season.
Karl Lagerfeld will go down in the history books as one of fashion’s greatest designers. Never before has one man had so much success or acclaim as a designer as he has had, with Vogue crowning him the ‘unparalleled interpreter of the mood of the moment” for his work with Chanel, and for his own label which he claims channels “intellectual sexiness”. In 2011 Lagerfeld was awarded the Gordon Parks Foundation award in recognition of his work as a designer, photographer and filmmaker.
There is no doubting the impression Karl Lagerfeld has had on the fashion world, and to see and wear his clothing is to know why he is so adored, beautifully conceived and tailored, such imaginative and forward thinking designs and always so sexy and extremely stunning!!!
Equestrian Mistress ~ Riding ~ 1940s ~ War Bride ~ French Resistance ~ WWII ~ Land Girls ~ City ~ Country ~ Fashionista ~ Dandy ~ Military ~ English Heritage ~ English Countryside ~ Governess ~ Lady of the Manor ~ Lady Chatterley ~ Edwardian ~ Victorian ~ Steampunk ~ Just Divine...
'Intellectual sexiness...' ~ Karl Lagerfeld
For the look and feel of designer chic ~ by one of the most iconic, internationally renowned designers ~ look no further than this classic creation by Karl Lagerfeld.
A stunning vintage jacket vintage in the most beautiful shade of nut brown with an extremely stylish brown 100% real leather trim...the shape is effortlessly flattering and so typical of Lagerfeld’s ‘intellectual sexiness’ with its smart yet sensuous lines that skim the silhouette so smoothly ~ not to mention, so flattering.
The definitive equestrian/military shaping features a double rever collar, subtly padded shoulders, four tonal buttons that stop at an integrated waistband and two stylish breast pockets with buttoned flaps. The top collar is overlaid in the loveliest brown shade of 100% soft Nappa leather, while the turn back cuffs are also finished in the same luxurious material ~ such a perfect contrast that gives this jacket added definition.
The shape of the back is equally stunning, with subtly defined shoulders graduating to that wonderful defined waist before falling into gentle folds to give a very equestrian look.
Wonderfully tailored in the softest lambswool mix ~ feels so amazing! ~ with 100% Nappa leather trim, a luxurious leather that’s also so soft to the touch ~ and fully lined in beautiful brown silky viscose. The shape and styling of this gorgeous jacket evokes a plethora of styles and eras while remaining truly timeless. By combining the simultaneous looks of city and countryside chic with an equestrian ethos and a military mien while also educing the 40s, 30s and 50s, you have a fabulous designer vintage jacket that’s versatile, flattering and extremely beautiful ~ elegant and sexy... However you choose to wear it, you'll feel amazing... and look FABULOUS!
90% virgin wool, 10% viscose in a stunning nut brown shade with a delicate textured look. Very high quality 100% English Nappa leather trim. 100% silky viscose lining.
A gorgeous, wool jacket that feels wonderful and hangs exquisitely.
Famous vintage ‘KL by Karl Lagerfeld’ label.
Size: The size in the label is USA 6 ~ we have translated the UK and EURO sizes from this US size ~ however please check measurements below as designer brands, and especially vintage sizes, often come up differently.
UK 10 ~ might fit other sizes UK 8 - 12 ~ please see measurements.
EURO 38 ~ might fit other sizes EURO 36 - 40 ~
please see measurements.
US 6/8 ~ might fit other sizes US 4/6 - 8/10 ~ please see measurements.
Measurements: All measurements are taken with the garment laid flat so please double
up for all the way around where appropriate.
All measurements are taken with the garment pulled
a bit to flatten ~ and please be aware that there is inevitably a slight
discrepancy in the ways different people measure ~ so all measurements are
approximate and please give or take about a ¼ inch or so either way.
Please measure against a similar garment of your
own which you know fits you well.
Bust ~ armpit to armpit across front ~ approx: 18½ inches
Waist ~ approx: 15 inches
Shoulders ~ shoulder seam to shoulder seam ~ across back ~ high up near collar ~ approx: 17½ inches
Sleeve Length ~ taken from shoulder seam and along TOP of sleeve to cuff ~ approx: 23 inches.
Length ~ taken from shoulder seam where it meets collar, and down back of garment to hem ~ approx: 30½ inches
STYLING : The Equestrian and Victorian Trend
‘Equestrian is always in…’ ~ Ralph Lauren
The distinctive and very elegantly sexy Victorian and equestrian looks are very on trend ~ and with their timeless elegance, always will be...
As design icon Ralph Lauren asserts, 'equestrian is always in' ~ perhaps because it can be worn with as much flair as fits your personality and always instils a sense of timeless class and subtle femininity as inherited by the Victorians who were able to achieve both rather admirably. So, don the leather riding boots and delight in the gorgeous hour glass silhouette intrinsic of the riding jacket, or just as striking, the tailcoat, harking back again to the Victorian and Edwardian era.....
Women have always styled and worn their own versions of what is, or was, considered to be ostensibly men’s fashionable dress, with riding coats and all things ‘equestriana’ being no exception. From the 1870s, the more 'masculine' shape of ladies’ riding costume began to evolve into garments reminiscent of their daywear bodices ~ keeping the lapels and collars of men's jackets, but defining the shape of things to come in terms of the now familiar fitted silhouette with its rather romantic look of defined waist and long frock coat shape.
The dawn of the Edwardian age saw the emergence of the blazer and, with the addition of darts, this new coat shape became trimmed to flatter the female form ~ a silhouette still echoed today in riding coats and jackets.
By the 1910s, women’s riding jackets had lengthened ~ a modification that adhered to the long lines of the columnar fashions, resulting in a style that would dominate riding wear well into the 1920s. The introduction of jackets that were cut away at the front came from a solution to the previous square-fronted jackets being damaged against the saddle when riding, while the outer skirt became flared at the back to drape comfortably over the saddle ~ and with the flattering, form-enhancing darts back in place, the cutaway frock coat was quickly adopted as a fashion staple by equestriennes and non-sporting women alike to become the classic, definitive 'riding' jacket.
The distinctive, beautiful and timeless shapes of Victorian and Edwardian riding wear are fully evident in the modern trend for the equestrian look, with smart yet sexy coat and jacket shapes in various styles and lengths ~ single or double breasted, in wool/cashmere, tweed or velvet; short, chic jackets with military embellishment in the form of buttons, loops or braiding; long, flowing velvet coats with contrast trim, corset-style lacing, fitted or belted waists and bustle-style backs; the classic shape and authentic look of riding coats with smart tailoring and asymmetrical buttoning ~ it’s little wonder that contemporary designers and brands such as Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Stella McCartney and Hermès constantly extol the virtues of, and continue to rework, the equestrian aesthetic.
Riding wear often stands out from other looks with its fabulous and fitted tailoring, powerful silhouettes, romantic elegance, smart detailing and the often huge sweeping coat skirts, and very often longer length jackets. These are garments that continue to stand the test of time and whether vintage or contemporary, they evoke the Victorian ethos for quality, shape and style that’s perfect for a trend able to traverse so many modern looks; from the elegance of the courtyard and countryside via the City Fashionista, Gothic Vamp, Dandy, Poet, Mistress, Steampunk, military, pirate and more...equestrian style is endlessly evocative and beautifully timeless...
THEATRE of FASHION
20th Century Vintage & Contemporary
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