Valentino Stars Jacket Blazer
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Not all jackets are created equal. This stunner of a leather and star embroidered jacket is head and shoulders above the others in terms of craftsmanship and quality. I was drawn to it for its twofold appeal: it's a simple, completely wearable black jacket but it also features an unusual, unique leather front and star embroidery.
This outstanding blazer has two leather panels across the front, with wool, stitched stars embroidered directly into the leather. The stitch-work here is impressive as heavy embroidery on fabrics (even leathers) often causes them to pucker and not lay flat, but the tension was flawless when this was stitched and the embroidered stars lay flush on the fabric.
The long, thin lapels of the blazer, as well as the sleeves are rendered in a textured, inky black wool.
The jacket does have slim shoulder pads that impart drama and shape. Tailored through the bodice, the blazer also features a belt in matching wool, to add an additional slimming "cinched" effect to the waistline.
The blazer is partially lined with matching, black embellished celluloid cuff links (french cuffs?!?!) at each wrist.
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ERA / 1980s
LABEL / Valentino
COLOR / Black
MATERIAL / Leather and wool with a polyester lining.
CONDITION / Excellent, no issues.
SIZE / Approximate modern Women's size medium.
Please see measurements below for a better idea of fit.
FIT / Structured shoulders featuring compact shoulder pads. Long, fitted sleeves. Tapered fit through the bodice of the jacket with belted waist.
MEASUREMENTS / Chest - 38” / Waist - 28” / Length - 25” / Shoulder to Shoulder - 15.5" / Sleeve - 24.5"