ARCHIVE - 1993 Christian Dior Runway Documented Gold Brocade Jacket

£0.00 Sold out
Runway documented 1993 spring/summer gold brocade jacket by Gianfranco Ferre for Christian Dior. Ferre was the creative director from 1988 until 1996 and was one of the first foreign-born designers to hold such a senior position at a French fashion house.

This lavish and flamboyant short-sleeved jacket references the baroque fashion from the Court of Versailles during the early 18th century. Its structured design features a wide notched collar with gold metallic lace trim and internal shoulder padding. The front section has supportive bust cup details, complete with internal underwire. It fastens with six popper closures whilst the six elaborate gold metal and diamante floral buttons to the exterior are for decoration only. The bottom of the jacket features iridescent gold bows to the left and right panels, which finish off the gold ribbon details running vertically on both sides.

The inside of the jacket is lined in a luxuriously soft peach coloured silk, but really, the exterior fabric is the star of the show; an ornate brocade style pattern of green, gold and pink florals, interwoven with gold thread to give the garment a beautiful luminosity. This piece is the perfect statement for an evening look, or styled with jeans for something more casual. No sizing label is present but this will comfortably fit up to a size UK 10, US 6 and even a size larger if you wish to style this open as per the runway. This jacket was a finale piece and can be seen to the right in the runway presentation shot. In exceptional vintage condition - looks barely worn and no issues of any note. Worthy of museum acquisition or the wearer and collector of fine vintage fashion.

Bust - 35 in. (88.9 cm)
Waist - 31 in. (78.7 cm)
Hip - N/A
Length - 24 in. (61 cm)
Shoulders - 16 in. (40.6 cm)


Will you set anything aside for me before I come?

We are happy to find anything you may be interested in from our website - please let us know a week in advance. 

We also have an extensive offline collection. If you let us know your size, style, favourite colour to wear and perhaps your budget, we can browse through our archive in advance of your appointment. 

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Clients may wish to bring modern shapewear when trying on garments from certain eras, especially the 1950s. Vintage clothing was often worn with undergarments that shaped the waist and as such is tailored for them.

We have a huge variety of slip dresses and petticoats to complete your look; many of which are also for sale.

You may also wish to bring your favourite footwear. We often find a classic pair of nude shoes work well when trying on, or a pair in gold or silver.

Do you have a price range?

Many of our lower-priced pieces (under £150) are not available to buy online. Our prices range from £80 - £600 for separates. Dresses start at around £150 and go up to £2,500 for the very best antique pieces and designer vintage. Our bridalwear ranges from £300 - £3,000.

Can I bring anyone with me?

Yes but please do let us know the size of your party in advance.

Where can I get alterations?

We offer some alterations in house. Should you need alterations we cannot provide, we can refer you to one of our tried and trusted tailors.

Do you have an after-care service?

We will advise you on the best way to clean and preserve your vintage pieces and can also recommend trusted local dry cleaners.

Can I cancel my appointment?

You are free to cancel but please do give us as much notice as possible. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your appointment, you will be invoiced a late cancellation fee of £25.

Where's the showroom?

Our address is Circa Vintage, 87A Lansdowne Way London SW8 2PB

Upon arrival, buzz the 87A button on the gate or call us 020 7736 5038 to let you in.

Do you have parking?

We offer free, secure, off-street parking but it is a tight squeeze – so do let us know in advance if you will be needing this and we can make sure that there is space available.

How do I get there by public transport?


Stockwell (7 min walk) - Northern and Victoria Lines

Nine Elms (9 min walk) – Northern Line


Wandsworth Road (13 min walk) – Westbound to Clapham Junction / Eastbound to Dalston Junction

What payment methods do you accept?

Cash, credit/debit card, bank transfer, contactless, Paypal