Escada velvet and satin jacket bomber jacket from the 1980s, designed by company founder, Margaretha Ley . Velvet torso is 90% cotton and 10% rayon while puffy, quilted arms and lining are 100% silk in GORGEOUS lime green color. Velvet has abstract, modernist design in TO DIE FOR COLORS ... rich tones of hibiscus pink, canary yellow, peacock blue, seafoam green, lime, cotton candy pink, and sunkiss orange. Elasticized black trim at collar, pockets and waist. Pockets zipper closed and are covered with a button down flap (photo 5). Made in Germany. Condition is excellent. SPEEDY SHIPPING
Size tag is hard to read, but I’m pretty sure it says ‘38’.
MEASUREMENTS, WITH JACKET ZIPPED AND LAYING FLAT ...
Bust ~ 42" (underarm to underarm is 21")
Shoulders ~ 21"
Sleeves ~ 21.5"
Bottom opening ~ 12" unstretched ... easily stretches to 16"
Length ~ 20.5" measured down middle of back from bottom of collar to bottom of jacket
HISTORY OF MARGARETHA LEY AND ESCADA
Escada was founded in the early 1970s by husband-and-wife team Wolfgang and Margaretha Ley as a knitwear company in Munich, Germany. Sweden's Margaretha Ley had already established a successful career, first as a model for Vienna's Fred Adlimueller, then as a runway model for Parisian designer Jacques Fath in the 1960s. Prior to her modeling career, however, Ley had worked for Sweden's royal tailor Leja, where she gained experience in designing and producing clothing. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Ley also worked as a designer for German clothing firm Mondi.
Ley, 37 years old, brought this experience to her marriage with 36-year-old entrepreneur Wolfgang Ley. The couple married in 1974 and launched a contract knitwear business in 1976. The couple found it easy to balance their marriage and working relationships, with Wolfgang Ley taking charge of the financial, administrative, and manufacturing end of the business, and Margaretha Ley establishing the company's reputation for design. As Margaretha Ley explained in an interview in the late 1980s, the company was divided into "two businesses. In Munich we have two buildings--one for design and one for administration. I don't see Wolfgang for weeks unless he's at home."
Margaretha Ley quickly established a reputation for her strong sense of bright colors; Ley was said to have explained that her choice of vivid colors came in reaction to her childhood in Sweden, where the northern light tended to mute colors. Ley's designs, and the company's commitment to the high-quality, luxury goods segment, helped the company grow quickly. The late 1970s saw the rise of a new breed of clothing company--the designer label. In 1979, the Leys decided to join the designer trend and establish their own brand name. For this the company chose the name Escada, after a thoroughbred race horse in Ireland. Margaretha remained the primary designer at Escada until her death in 1992 at the age of 56.
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