Designer Margaretha Ley for Escada, designed this 1980s pantsuit.  This outfit deserves its own spotlight, don’t you think?

The blouse size 34 and pants size 40 (pants were altered see additional details below) made in Germany.   Featuring a luxurious 100% silk, the blouse top half is cream, with a  dramatic electric bolt design in bright yellow, baby blue and outline in black. The blouse has small shoulder pads, buttons down the front with 5 buttons, 1 button exposed the other 4 are concealed, with 1 button on each cuff. The suit itself looks black and white but, actually it’s cream and black. I provided a close up shot of fabric for viewing, see pictures #3 and #9.

Pants have a 8″ nylon zipper, with 1 button in front, a 2″ waist band with belt loops, side pockets, and a bottom side slit 1 1/2″. The pants are light weight and are not lined. Fabric contents  55% wool, 40% silk and 5% nylon. Please review additional detail information on pants. The condition of pantsuit Excellent Vintage Condition, no tears, hole, snags or discoloration.

Additional detail: The pants were altered. Please view picture #14 which shows alteration. It appears that the back seam was open and was taken-in about 2″ and one belt loop adjusted to accommodate alteration. I would be more than happy to provided any additional pictures upon request. Please review measurements provided below. Garment has been dry cleaned and ready for shipment.

Measurements of Garment (lying flat; please double; Bust, Waist and Hips):


Bust: 20″

Waist: 18″

Shoulder to Shoulder: 18 1/2″

Shoulder to Hemline: 27″

Sleeve Length: 22″

Pants: Chart has been provided “how to measure for pants”

Waist: 14 1/2″

Hips: 20″

Rise: 13 1/2

Length: 38 1/2″

Inseam: 27″

Company History: ESCADA is an internationally well known luxury brand for women’s fashion that was founded in 1978, by Margaretha Ley and husband Wolfgang Ley. The first Escada for women was presented in 1978. In the 1990s, Escada became increasingly popular. After the death of head designer Margaretha Ley in 1992, US designer Brain Rennie took over the creative direction in 1994. The brand launched the sporty and affordable line Escada Sport which still exist today.

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