It has equal slits in the front and back and is high-waisted (although not an exaggerated high waist). The front of the skirt is plain, but the back of it has an extra detail at the waist that I love:
It's slightly higher and wraps over and buttons. It's those kind of details that I always look for.
It is 100% wool and has to be felt to be believed - the quality is fantastic. It's fully lined and doesn't wrinkle and is incredibly soft. I did some research on the brand, Gianfranco Ferre, and can see the architectural influence (and also why the House of Dior chose him as their designer in 1989).
I suspect that the "Giorgio Beverly Hills" label is not original (the sewing is not very good), but surprisingly, I found almost nothing about clothing sold by them. Apparently they are known for perfume (I remember when "Red" came out), which I never wear. Maybe they carried this line in the 80s?
Anyway, based on all that, I think I totally scored on this skirt!
My leopard Steve Maddens, my leopard scarf, and my Gucci knock-off eelskin bracelet. Funny about the bracelet: my Mom and Dad bought this for me in Italy. It's 24K gold plated (it says so in very large letters inside the band), and it's real eelskin, but the Gucci logo looks fake.
Party like it's 1989!ReplyDelete
Great find with the skirt. Love the details. It is so cool when you can find something truly amazing. I found a great suit in NYC many years ago. I think I paid $60 for an original vintage Versace (when Gianni was designing)It's the perfect green and has great buttons and all. Unfortunately it is a size 6. Someday, I will be able to wear it again!ReplyDelete
You look wonderful!ReplyDelete
Great pencil skirt! What a find. And as always, great accessories. I'm really loving leopard these days!ReplyDelete
Total score on the skirt! I love it! Paired with the scarf, it gives the outfit the 50's feel. Okay funny thing about the bracelet. I had the same one! My aunt and uncle brought me one from Italy. I had a brown one and my sister had a blue one. I guess it was a hot item back in the day.ReplyDelete
Wonderful find on the skirt! You look great. I don't own a single piece of animal print. Seeing your shoes lets me know where I sould start.ReplyDelete
Leopard and red - one of my all-time favorite combinations! You wear it well, beautiful.ReplyDelete
those shoes are the hottness.ReplyDelete
Yes, Giorgio sold clothes. It was a great place to go. They had a full bar and a pool table in the store. I remember going there with a friend of the family.ReplyDelete
I read your blog daily. You are helping me get my eating under control.
finally got around to looking at last few blogs. You never cease to amaze me at how you put things together. Never in my wildest imagination (guess I don't have one) would I think of the creations you put together that look so great. Keep stretching my mind! BReplyDelete
Yee haw, Cat! Although I'd put this skirt at 1986.ReplyDelete
Alison, I'm just so chuffed at finding this skirt. I love it. How cool to have a Versace suit! I know you'll fit into it again.
Thanks, Trace - I love leopard. Can't get enough of it.
Hillary, I know! That's too funny about the bracelet - and I used to have a blue one that was similar too! They were all the rage back then.
Modest Mom, you can't go wrong wit a pair of leopard shoes. I have a pair of peep-toe flats too.
Sal, thanks so much.
Eednic, aren't they fab?
Anon, thanks for the info - that's awesome to know! How cool. Welcome - and thank you so much for visiting. You can do it with your eating - but know that you are not alone. It's a hard thing to do.
Thanks, Bonnie! I will do my best!