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Bottega Veneta Runway Cropped Python Bolero Jacket, 2007
Bottega Veneta first opened in Vincenza, Italy in 1966 with the goal of creating and selling artisanal leather goods capitalizing on the quality of the leather the item was made out of rather than their logo. Bottega Veneta has thus been known for their usage of quality and exotic leathers that they transform into high-end accessories and ready-to-wear fashions. To date, Bottega Veneta has been acquired by the Gucci Group which speaks to their heightened status as a luxury design house.
Featured on their Spring 2007 runway, this hazelnut cropped jacket is made of supple python skin that possess a lattice style texture which is rare to be fashioned into full garments. The style of the jacket resembles a cross between a classic bolero and a double-breasted trench coat allowing this Bottega jacket to work as a classy and edgy look. The jacket hem hits just below bust level and gradually dips lower in the back. The short sleeves on this finish with cuffs that button with round chocolate colored buttons that are also featured at the collar and front closure adding a matte contrasting element to the jacket that balances the soft neutral color of the python leather.
Size estimate: M
Bust: 38 inches
Shoulders: 17.5 inches
Length front: 12 inches
Length back: 16 inches
This Bottega cropped jacket is lined in a matching cotton lining and is in excellent condition. It has a button-down collar and closes at the front with a single button near the neck while the remainder of the jacket remains free. As seen on the runway, this jacket can be stylishly worn either open or closed. The jacket has little structured fit throughout the bust and there is a high centre back vent to allow for ease of motion. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.