A gorgeous blogger sent me a link to this vintage suit by Jean-Louis Scherrer ages ago, and suddenly the page is popping up in my browser all the time. I take that as a sign that the suit desperately wants to appear on my blog.
The ruffle at the bottom kills me! I remember Scherrer as being so hot in the ’80s and early ’90s. His daughter Laetitia often walked the runway for him. (Another daughter, Leonor, has served as a muse for Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy. She was also the subject of a 2010 New York Times article that claimed she had started a line of mourning clothing.) After Scherrer was fired from his financially struggling company in 1992, the buzz around his design house seemed to fade. Alas.
I would have loved to get my hands on this crazily fringed and bejeweled Scherrer bolero, but it was sold long ago.
I would have worn it with a t-shirt and jeans … what else?