Escada wool gabardine blazer, 1980s
Our stylish blazer, totally on trend this year, has a refreshing reworking of the classic nautical theme. The decorative bands on the sleeves are gold and white sequins instead of the usual braid trim.
The cut is long with gentle shaping through the waist area of the blazer. It has a patch pocket on one breast as well as inside flap pockets on the lower front. The blazer closes in front with clear Escada logo buttons.
The bottom edge of the square-shaped back collar is trimmed with a band of ivory gabardine. The blazer is lined on the fronts, sleeves, and across the back yoke with matching crepe; the back is unlined.
Escada has been the leading European women's sportswear fashion house for thirty years. In 1984 Vogue devoted an entire issue to Escada ("stairway" in Portuguese). This smart blazer epitomizes the advantage of being a sophisticated grown up in an era that so often celebrates the cult of youth.
The condition is excellent. It is clean and ready to wear.
The size is marked 38.
It measures: 40" bust, 38" waist, 42" hip, 16 3/4" from shoulder seam to shoulder seam, 24" sleeve length, and 31 1/2" from the shoulder to the front hem.