Stepping Out in Vintage Lacroix- A Suzy Menkes Favorite

Jul 18, 2013 3:18PM

Ruched black silk taffeta cuffs, a sumptuous velvet collar and sparkling gilt flower-head button to the breast make this vintage wool evening coat an international hit. Christian Lacroix designed this piece for a ready-to-wear collection in the 1980s. We acquired it through Suzy Menkes, style maven and pioneering fashion journalist, who recently told the Independent, “When I look at my clothes, I think of them as an expression of the joy and fun of fashion – with a bit of English eccentricity thrown in.”

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