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Vintage 40's Gilbert Adrian Sculptured Fitted Knight Button Suit

Vintage 40's Gilbert Adrian Sculptured Fitted Knight Button Suit
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Sale Price: $870.00
Compared at: $1,450.00
You Save: $580.00
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Description of Vintage Clothing

Breath taking vintage 40's designer Gilbert Adrian suit. Not many times can a collector add an Adrian to their vintage wardrobe, most of these are locked in fashion museums around the globe. But here at Sydney's Vintage Clothing, you have the chance to own this spectacular suit.

Soft sage green with a touch of khaki to the weave of this lightweight wool fabric. Fitted single breasted jacket, fully lined. Double layer on the notched collar that meets the lapel. Tiny slide in pockets on each side of the waist in the front of the jacket. The gold tone metal buttons are exquisite, shining knight & armor heads! Talk about high end couture! When is the last time you had buttons like that on anything in your closet?! Turn this jacket around an see the diagonal criss-cross cut in the back, dramatic! The back is just as detailing as the front. Adrian did not spare on details, He was known for designing for Hollywood's best, Jean Harlow, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, Norma Shearer, Hedy Lamar, Lana Turner and Katharine Hepburn. His influence in the fashion industry is one of the strongest today among high end couture designers. Costuming for films of the 30's & 40's for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. He is also known for Dorothy's red shoes! Life magazine quoted Adrian's feelings about the New Look in its April 14, 1947, issue: "American women’s clothes should be streamlined in the daytime, full of imagination at night. l do not like padded hips. To try and make women pad their hips in this day and age is a little like selling armor to a man." Adrian's sophisticated suits and extravagant ball gowns sold for between $145 and $1,200. Please scroll down to see ALL pictures and details.

I am also including a sketch, a Sydney original! (sorry not Adrian). I wanted you to be able to capture the detailing of this suit. Not only the cuts of the fabric but the knight and shining Armour buttons too!

Fitted straight skirt, hooks and old metal zipper for closure. This suit is a must have the avid vintage clothing collector.

Please note let's talk about condition, there are two small holes on the suit. The close up of the pictures makes them look large, but they are really tiny. One is on the sleeve

and one is on the bottom of the skirt on the hemline.

(Please see pictures.) I would have these professionally mended, but I live in small town USA, where high end fashion is not tailored often. So therefore, please ask any and ALL questions before purchasing, this suit is sold as is, no returns, no refunds, ALL sales final. If you’re an international customer, you must choose overnight express tracked shipping, to a traceable address. Otherwise the sale is void.

Label:     G Adrian Original
Color:     Sage Green, Khaki
Fabric:    Wool   
Sleeve:   Long
Skirt:      Knee

Women's Jacket / Blazer

Bust:      38
Waist:     29
Length:   28
Size:       M
Sleeve:    25

Suit - Skirt
Waist:     24
Hips:       40
Length:   30
Size:       XS


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Before You

Before you Purchase




Self explanatory. Rare


Like new, no noted flaws


Noted minor flaws which do not compromise the item.


Noted minor flaws, easily repairable, wearable as purchased.


Noted minor flaws, most likely repairable, wearable with care.


Numerous noted flaws, some significant, possibly repairable or wearable.


An honest piece damaged beyond repair with value as costume or for study.

Size XS S M L XL
Bust 32-34 34-36 36-38 38-41 41-45
Waist 24-26 26-28 28-30 30-33 33-36
Hip 34-36 36-38 38-40 40-43 43-47
Dress 2-4 6-8 10-12 14-16 18-20






Chest 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48 50-52 54-56
Waist 28-30 32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46 48-50

American Vintage

Please remember when buying authentic vintage clothing, it is indeed vintage! Not new from the shopping department store, it is a garment or accessory that is from 20 to over 100 years old, therefore it may show signs of wear. Learn how we measure each piece so you can be sure that it will fit. Here at Sydney?s we strive to describe each piece thoroughly, please ask any and all questions before purchasing through email, Facebook or Twitter.


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