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Chloe Karl Lagerfeld Black Colorful Memphis Embroidered Jacket , 1980s
Karl Lagerfeld notoriously was a designer with incredible range and balance. He was incredibly capable of keeping in his sights the traditions of the house of Chloe while still adding elements of his own life and perspective in the mix. After famously designing his Monte Carlo apartment in the Memphis aesthetic in 1981, elements of this art style trickled into ensuing Chloe collections.
This circa 1984 black wool gabardine swing coat has a relaxed fit and features multicolored embroidered shapes of yellow, green, red, orchid, and orange. The embroidery is placed rhythmically on one of the lapels and on the pockets and cuffs with topaz and citrine rhinestones.
The jacket has a velvet top-collar which adds an additional textural dimension. Exaggerated raglan sleeves and wide lapels give this jacket a playful yet certifiably 80s vibe. Fun and unique, this jacket can add an unexpected twist to an otherwise simple ensemble by adding interesting proportions and a pop of color.
Size estimate: M/L
Shoulders: no defined seems, raglan sleeves
Sleeves: 26 inches, measured from neckline
Bust: up to 38
Length: 25 inches
Unlined, this jacket closed at centre front with a single gold button embellished with a ruby stone. In excellent condition, it has been professionally eco dry cleaned and pressed. 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.