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?
That suit is amazing. Holy crap.
Pam @over50feeling40 says
Oh yes, I would wear it with a T shirt and jeans also! I would wear the top to the suit and the shoes…the skirt for me might be a bit aging…but the top is structured so beautifully…
deja pseu says
The suit is great but those SHOES!!! Wow.
Holy crow, that jacket/top is awesome!
That bolero is a-freaking-mazing. I’d wear it with harems and heels or some vintage black leather pants. I want. xxx
That ruffle caught me by surprise! I was really interested in the tunic-y-looking top and the seaming of the skirt when that asymmetrical pastel ruffle pulled me up short! Dang! This suit has it ALL.
Madeleine Gallay says
You have the best chic/happy eye for vintage. I will now drag my Ozbek wine Lesage embroidered bolero out, jeans and a long cami.
Penny Dreadful Vintage says
Ooh yummy. The ruffles on that suit are wunderbar.
Hi there-what a gorgeous suit, the hemline is just fabulous! x
Helen F says
Wow, that’s a real scroll-down picture! It looked like a nice, fairly ordinary suit at the top, scroll down and CRAZY at the bottom 😀
The bolero is an amazing work of art. It would be so incredible to own such a beauty.
Lee Oliveira says
What a fabulous suit. Great colour too.
Fabulous shoes as well.
the nyanzi report says
absolutely beautiful and fabulous!
The bolero is wonderful. Jeans would be the perfect match to “ground” it a bit.
savvy gal says
oh nice. i like the top.
Susan Tiner says
The suit and ruffle bottom and shoes are GORGEOUS!
The Styley says
The bolero with a T-shirt and jeans would be totally fabulous. And the neckline on the dress is just awesome…I love a neckline that puts a woman’s collarbone on display.
For Those About To Shop says
I’m a big fan of ruffles especially to enhance my flat chest. I love when a classic suit gets embellished with feminine details and the ruffle at the bottom takes it over the top (in a good way)
that bolero is stunning!