1988 Myrene De Premonville Hounds-tooth Jacket
It is so wonderful to be able to date this jacket to the exact season. I found a youtube video of the jacket on the 1988-89 Fall/Winter runway. Look for it below around the 33 second mark. Myrene De Premonville was a big deal in Paris in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Her elegant, edgy styles appealed to the more refined tastes of the European upper crusts, and gained her a job as designer at Hermes in 1989. As you can see in the photos, this is a very special jacket. It is made of a luxurious wool with a tiny (nearly micro) hounds-tooth pattern. The collar and pocket flaps (no real pockets) are accented in cranberry red velvet. I love how the pocket flaps curve around the hips so they are seen from the front, sides and back. The jacket has very wide double breasted closure that gives the appearance of a equestrian riding jacket.. You can button it all the way up as shown above, or leave the top one undone as shown on the runway. The buttons are genuine mother of pearl, there are substantial shoulder pads, and the jacket is lined in a Swiss dotted silky fabric.
no size, fits like a 6