JEAN PAUL GAULTIER
Silk Linen Officer’s Jacket (brown)
If the safari jacket -also known as ‘saharienne’ in French- was firstly introduced by Yves Saint Laurent in 1967, becoming one of his strongest classics to date, other designers embraced the idea of reworking desert battle dress to offer stylish and elegant clothes made for urban living. Jean Paul Gaultier is one of them, and this stunning silk linen officer jacket can be dressed up with a silk printed dress or casually dressed down with a pair of flared jeans. Gaultier made the style current by adding statement pockets and contrasting silver metal rings, which he also used to conceal button placement. The matching belt, finished off with metallic accents, adds poise and rigor to this tailored gem.
Version of Look 13 from the JEAN PAUL GAULTIER runway spring/summer 2003, ready-to-wear seen on model Hannelore Knuts
59% silk - 41% linen
Made in Italy
Size IT44 (size conversion 8US - 12UK - 40FR - MEDIUM)
Length: 75 cm / 29,52 in
Shoulder: 44 cm / 17,32 in
Chest: 50 cm / 19,58 in
Sleeves: 65 cm / 25,59 in
Hem: 46 cm / 18,11 in
Unworn item still carrying original tags.
Excellent vintage condition demonstrating no visible signs of storage.
© Runway photo: ImaxTree for Livingly.com
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER runway spring/summer 2003, Look 13 - Model: Hannelore Knuts