Vintage 1980s Louis Feraud HAUTE COUTURE Cream Boucle Beaded Blazer. White label made in Paris, France. 100% wool off white boucle with 100% silk satin lining to match. Fitted riding style blazer with side slits. Tailored collar with 7 embellished pearl buttons. Shoulders have amazing hand beaded bejeweled falling stars. Beads are metallic silver color. Mirrored, bead, bugle and metallic tape are all used to form the stars. See pictures. Fits and measures a size 6 but please see measurements. Model is a size 6/8. In good vintage condition. Has some yellowing at underarms and bottom jacket. But not visible in pics expect for one attached.
Chest across: 18" Waist across: 15.5" Shoulders across: 15.5" Body length from centre back: 26 3/4" Sleeve length from shoulders: 23"
OFFICIAL MEANING OF HAUTE COUTURE:
Couture and haute couture are not the same. While couture can be used to describe any garment that’s handmade and one-of-a-kind, haute couture is a special designation created by the French government. To be considered a haute couture house a high percentage of the garment must be hand made in a Parisian atelier. The house must own an atelier in Paris with at least 15 full-time employees and present at least 35 looks in a show, twice a year. Each year the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture draws up a list of official haute couture houses that meet those specifications.