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Givenchy Riccardo Tisci Black Striped Tiered Feather Jacket, 2014


Riccardo Tisci revamped the normally structured, streamlined version of Givenchy by introducing a panoply of color and texture to the design aesthetic. An unconventional fusion of vibrant African colors and Bauhaus color blocking, the Pre-Fall 2014 collection can be described as a creative safari of the modern world through ensembles that evoked senses of artisanal crafts and high caliber tailoring.

From that collection, this eye-catching coat is made from tiers of plush ostrich feathers that crate a lush and voluminous silhouette. The feathers are in shades of caramel, ink black, and violet broken up by bands of clipped feathers of vibrant red, sapphire, and white. From a clean jewel neckline, the coat moves into a broad, rounded shoulder that falls into an interesting pagoda sleeve.

Ending right at the waist, this coat strikes a balance of proportion, color, nature, and modernity. While this is quite a boisterous piece, it is also quite versatile as a laying option to spice up a casual ensemble or as a way to make a splash at your next cocktail or evening event. It can be seen as part of look #11 from the 2014 photoshoot.

Size: 36 FR

Size estimate: XS/S

Shoulders:14 inches

Sleeves: 24 inches feathers come down to 27 inches

Bust: 36.5 inches

Length: 20 inches

Originally retailing for $11,890 on Net-a-Porter, this Givenchy coat is a true fashion statement. Fully lined in a matching sand colored silk fabric, this coat is in excellent condition. 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.

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