Minimalist military style 90s khaki long wool blazer by American designer Norma Kamali. It features a stand up collar, faux welt waist pockets and 6 centre-front buttons. Fully lined.
LABEL: Norma Kamali. Made in USA.
COLOUR: Khaki green
Bust: 38" (96.5cm)
Waist: 34" (86cm)
Length: 31.5" (80cm)
Sleeve: 25" (63.5cm)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17" (43cm)
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Norma Kamali:Norma Kamali is an American fashion designer from New York City. After studying at the fashion institute of technology, Norma worked as a freelance fashion illustrator before opening her own boutique in 1969. Bette Midler and the New York Dolls were some her earliest fans.
She became known for her use of parachute silk in her clothing and for adjustable garments by means of a drawstring.
Her 1973 sleeping bag coat became a phenomena and is still in production today. The puffer coat has been a Winter staple ever since. For the 10th anniversary of the coat, Kamali invited anyone who owned one to turn up to Wall Street in 1983 where they were filmed a flash mob fashion video.
She designed the bathing suit worn by Farrah Fawcett in the actress’ iconic 1976 poster, which is now in the Smithsonian museum.
Kamali also played a prominent role in adapting exaggerated shoulder pads in casual clothing in the 1980s.
She reached the peak of her fame in the early 80s with her sweats collection; casual garments done in sweatshirt fabric like rah-rah skirts. She received the COTY award in 1981.
Her work is included in the Metropolitan museum of art and she has a plaque on the fashion walk of fame. To top off her achievements, she was awarded the CFDA Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.