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Rare 1960s Leonard Paris Printed Silk Jersey Emerald Faux Fur Duster Maxi Vest


The Parisian design house Léonard began in 1958 under the creative guidance of Daniel Tribouillard. Focused on innovation, Tribouillard worked with the development of new print technologies to bring freshness to the French fashion scene. In 1968, Léonard released its first silk jersey prints under the slogan “The Leonard Dress: 150g of happiness.”

While this garment likely weighs over 150 grams, it is due its rare materiality. Faux green fur completely lines the interior and wraps to the front at all openings, resembling a feather boa. Simply cut as a long vest, the main feature is certainly the smartly designed printed silk jersey. The abstract floral pattern hints at art nouveau while working within the color palette and pattern scale of modern late 60s dress. Earthy greens dazzle against the bright orange background.

The designer’s signature “Léonard Paris” is subtly integrated into the pattern repeat. Tribouillard’s floral patterns have international appeal. The Japanese, who have been arbiters of textile design for centuries, have sought out collaborations for kimono design with Tribouillard. This stylistic version of late 1960s/early 1970s “hippy-chic” is not for the fashionably shy.

Size estimate: XS/S/M


Bust: up to 38 inches

Across back: 15 inches

waist: waist up to 30

Hips: up to 38

Length: 60 inches

This vintage late 1960s printed vest is in excellent condition, and is a splendid example of high fashion’s adaptation of street style. Hanging open at the front, this classic Léonard printed silk jersey is completely lined with an emerald green faux fur. A simple cut, the emphasis of this garment rests within the use of luxurious and unusual fabrics. Professionally 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.

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