This skirt is so frustrating. It is quite fabulous and so unusual and yet that doesn't really shine through in the photos. It doesn't matter which angle i try, you cannot get the full impact.
It dates from the 1970s and is by ko & co which is a label by jean charles de castelbajac and his mother. On the face of it, this is an a-line midi velvet skirt.
The print is oriental with flowers and fans and geese. The skirt is split into 4 panels and each panel is divided by a black velvet band that runs vertically the full length of the skirt. It has a black velvet waistband with a zip and large hook closure.All of that is quite fab but what really makes it special is the hem. It is ruched, like a balloon blind. It is like someone started to pull a string where the 4 black velvet vertical band which has pulled it up creating a scalloped hem. This is a day skirt and would look great with boots and a blouse, sweater or blazer, but the skirt is just so different. If you like unique items in your wardrobe, this is for you. It is an incredible piece. It is shown on faye who has a 25 inch waist and 35 hips. It has been slightly clipped on her at the waist only because it did not look right sitting slightly lower down and it has a larger waist of 27 inches.
The hips are 40 inches. The length varies between 24 and 30 inches. It is in excellent condition and i can find no issues to report. Please zoom in on photos to see condition.
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