A highly coveted and truly sensational Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière black leather and shearling fur motorcycle jacket dating back to his highly acclaimed 2004 fall/winter collection. As shown, this is documented runway look #10 and was modeled by the beautiful Karolina Kurkova. Vogue stated, "Practical urban streetwear—a welcome rarity in these polite ladylike days—made a powerful re-entry into fall as Nicolas Ghesquière showed a slew of the aviator jackets he does so well at Balenciaga. He used them to open his collection, bonding generous curly goat-hair shearling lapels onto cavalry twill and pairing them with a pleated drop-waist pant, with a voluminous leg tapered to the ankle. Casual top, mannish bottom: It made for a loosened-up progression of Balenciaga's signature attractions." The genius of Balenciaga is Ghesquière's projection of couture techniques into wearable iconic looks. This jacket has appeared in numerous editorials and is even a favorite in Anna Wintour's personal wardrobe. I adore the flattering curved bodice and lean, long sleeves. The workmanship is impeccable and has the type of seamed pattern work that one rarely sees today. The ultra-soft ivory shearling fur trim works effortlessly with the rich black leather. I especially love all the silver zippers and snaps which really embody that rock and roll vibe. This is that iconic versatile day to night statement piece every fashionista looks for. It is an exquisite example of wearable luxury from one of the most important houses of the modern era.
Measurements Marked a European 38 Bust: 32-36 inches (due to open zip up style) Sleeve Length: 25 inches Total Length: 22 inches Waist: 30 inches
This 2004 fall/winter Balenciaga designer jacket is in beautiful condition. Fully-lined and perfectly working original zippers. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.