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Volume filled "Gigot" style bolero jacket with bracelet-length sleeves. Free to move in and designed to be worn in different settings and occasions.
Fit: Small/Medium (US 0-8)
Outer Shell: 100% Striped Silk Taffeta
Unique, “one-off” piece
Tailored in New York City
Handmade ceramic buttons made in France
To be handled delicately, we strive to deliver the finest materials and craftsmanship. Please wear, store and travel with extra care to prolong the life of this piece. Dry Clean Only (Liquid CO2 recommended)
Taffeta originated in Attabiya in Baghdad sometime in the 12th century. It is a lustrous, crisp plain-woven fabric with a faint weft, or filling-way, rib due to the greater number of warp threads than filling threads. There are two distinct types of silk taffeta: yarn-dyed and piece-dyed. Yarn-dyed taffeta has a stiff handle and a rustle. Piece-dyed taffeta, which is soft and washable, is a favorite fabric for linings. Taffeta is sometimes used for electrical insulation, and a particularly strong form was much used for parachutes during World War II.