1970s Franck Olivier Novelty Fan Print Skirt Suit

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This 100% silk suit by under-the-radar French boutique label Franck Olivier is a really timeless piece and could be worn together as pictured here or would work extremely well as separates. The striking print is a stylised depiction of fans on a deep seafoam green background. The colours of the fans alternate between ochre, white and red; cerise pink, white and red and lastly the French Tricolore combination. The ensemble has lots of unusual design features and detailed construction. The oversized silk blouson jacket appears to have the origins of its design in oriental national dress. With a high neck, the left side of the jacket crosses over to the right side of the body and ties with a simple inside tie. The right side of the jacket folds over the left and has asymmetric pleated panels of cream and navy that fall open in a fan shape to compliment the print design. There is an array of pleats on the shoulder so that the sleeves drape beautifully. The blouse could be tucked into the skirt which also echoes the design of the blouse in that is it is a wrap over design that buttons at the front with a small decorative tie section of belt. The skirt is lined in a coordinating teal colour acetate.

Overall this is a really unusual piece and presents very well. The ensemble has only very gentle signs of use and a few scattered pindot marks but overall these do not detract. It is marked a French size 40 which equates to a UK size 12 US size 8.

BUST - 41 in. (104.1 cm)
WAIST - 39 in. (99.1 cm)
HIP - 40 in. (101.6 cm)
LENGTH - 24.5 in. (62.2 cm)
SHOULDERS - 15.5 in. (39.4 cm)

WAIST - 28 in. (71.1 cm)
HIP - 40 in. (101.6 cm)
LENGTH - 28 in. (71.1 cm)