This double-breasted vintage Louis Féraud wool blazer is absolutely gorgeous…simplicity, elegance and timeless design chic wrapped up in a 100% pure new wool package by French couture designer, Louis Féraud (read about the designer below). Honestly cool Kats, if this jacket was in my size, I would be seriously tempted to keep this one!!! The double-breasted blazer trend of the 1990s was immortalised and worn so incredibly well by the late Princess Diana in the early 1990s; or you might recall ‘Vivian’ (Julia Roberts) in the final scene of Pretty Woman (1990) in a blazer, white t-shirt and jeans. All of the original gold buttons remain (three on the back of each sleeve and six at the front). The jacket, made in West Germany, is made of a light-weight wool and 100% cupro lining, resulting in the softest, silkiest texture – it’s an absolute delight to wear. Inside, it is fully lined with cupro fabric embossed with the designer’s name. A small gold-chain hangs above the Louis Féraud tag. The 1990s label indicates the following sizing:
D (Deutschland): 40
F (France): 42
The colour is either a really deep navy or a lighter-black….it’s definitely not what I would call ‘jet black’ in colour.
About the designer: Louis Féraud
French fashion designer Louis Féraud opened his first boutique in Cannes in 1955 after dressing a young Brigitte Bardot in an off-the-shoulder dress and 600 copies were ordered. His designs were worn by other stars including Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Ingrid Bergman and Joan Collins. He and his wife Zizi opened a boutique in Paris in the late 1950s, setting up a workshop and showroom on the Faubourg St Honoré directly opposite the Elysée palace and joining Dior, Lanvin and Givenchy as an haute couturier in the seasons of 1958. In the 1960s, Twiggy modelled his collections. In 1970, he signed a contract with Fink (Germany) for a ladies’ prêt-à-porter (ready-to-wear) collection. In 1978 and again in 1984 he won the ‘Golden Thimble Award’ for his Haute Couture Collection. In 1991, he was elected Prince de l’Art de Vivre; and in 1995, he was decorated Officier de la Légion d’honneur, by the French President. His daughter Kiki signed her first Haute Couture collection with Féraud in 1996. The head Haute Couture designer throughout the 1970s,80s and 90s was the Icelandic designer Helga Bjornsson.
Label: Louis Féraud
Material: Wool with cupro lining
Best fits a modern-day Australian size 12 or 14
Shoulder to shoulder width, straight across the top of the jacket at rear: 46cm (18 inches)
Shoulder to base of jacket hem: 74cm (29 inches)
Sleeve length from shoulder seam to cuff: 60cm (23.5 inches)
This garment has been professionally dry cleaned, pressed and is odour free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.