Ensemble, womens (6 parts), wool / leather, designed by Giorgio Armani, Italy, 1995
A woman's outfit consisting of a short black wool jacket with matching long skirt, black leather handbag, black suede gloves, black leather shoes and black pantyhose.
The fitted jacket is made of black wool crepe. It is double breasted with roll collar and long sleeves with deep cuffs. It is fully lined with black polyester and fastens at centre front with two large black plastic buttons.
The matching long straight skirt is made of the same fabric. It has a long vent at centre front and a faced waistband. Centre back zipper fastening with two small black plastic buttons.
The small squarish handbag is made of dull black leather. It has a short handle and a flap over lid fastening with a small magnetic press stud. Inside there are three gusset pockets, on large and two narrow. One small patch leather pocket and one inset pocket in the lining that closed with a metal zipper. The lining is black polyester woven with the repeat pattern of the words 'GIORGIO ARMANI'. Impressed on the flap 'GIORGIO ARMANI'.
A pair of short black suede gloves lined with black silk. They fasten at the wrist with a small black suede covered button and eyelet. Embroidered on the top of each glove near the wrist are the letters 'GA'.
A pair of black high heel slip back mules with a dull black leather upper and thin straps that go up the sides of the feet and around the heels. High stiletto heels. Cream leatherette inner soles and lining. Plastic soles.
Packaged pair of black pantyhose made by Pierre Mantoux in Italy, in colour printed cardboard and a clear plastic envelope. On the front a photo of a woman sitting on a stool.
On the jacket: black fabric label: 'GIORGIO ARMANI/A MILANO*BORGONUOVO 21', white fabric label: '42', white fabric label: care instructions, white fabric label: care instructions...'TAGLIA 42 DROP STATURA REG/Capi Stampa/....'.
On the skirt: black fabric label: 'GIORGIO ARMANI/A MILANO*BORGONUOVO 21', white fabric label: '42', white fabric label: care instructions, large white fabric label: '100% PURA LANA/FODERA 100% CUPRO...'.
On the handbag: metal plate on inside pocket: 'GIORGIO ARMANI/LE COLLEZIONI'.
On the gloves: white fabric label: '7/Genuine/Leather/100%/Silk/Sole/Made/in Italy/Falt en/Italia'.
On the shoes: impressed in inner sole: 'GIORGIO ARMANI/MADE IN ITALY', impressed on sole: 'VERO/CUOIO/MADE IN ITALY/39' 'GIORGIO ARMANI'.
On the packaged pantihose: sizes...care instructions...92% POLIAMMIDE 8% ELASTAN...Made in Italy/Legge 883/...PIERRE MANTOUX S.r.l./Via Verranzzano. 27 MILANO'...'Lycra/Sensations'.