1980s Skirt Suit In a Soft Coral Colour
- Double-breasted jacket and long button front skirt
- Fabric: Feels the same quality as silk but it's the sustainable fabric cupro
Cupro is made from cotton linter, a waste product of cotton and It’s made from 100% plant-based materials, so it’s a biodegradable fabric.
- Big 80s shoulder pads
- The skirt is fully lined
- Pearly Buttons
- Era: 1980s
- Made in the UK
- Brand: Wallis
- Condition: Great
Size on label: 14 Petite, (please see measurements below) would fit a size UK 12-14, US 8-10,
Bust: (measured underarm to underarm) 21"
Shoulders: 17 Inches
Length: 31 Inches
Inside sleeve: 18 Inches
Length: 34 Inches
Waist: 30 Inches
Hips: 38 Inches
Model in photo size UK 8-10, 5ft 9", 176cm tall, Bust 32". The suit is big on our model, the skirt has been pinned, not the jacket.
About Wallis: The first store was opened by the founder, Raphael Nat Wallis, in Chapel Market, Islington in 1923. From the 1950s, under the leadership of Jeffrey Wallis, son of the founder, the company became known for its selections from Paris – from 1957 this was known as 'pick of Paris', later this became 'Paris Originals' – and produced exact copies of top couture clothes. The copies of Chanel suits created by the store attracted a loyal following among London socialites and working women alike. In 1969, Sylvia Ayton – formerly in partnership with Zandra Rhodes – took over as head of outerwear at Wallis. She would attend the Paris fashion shows with Jeffrey Wallis and take notes, afterward deciding which designs would be copied.
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