The model Veruschka was one of Diana Vreeland’s favorites and produced some of the most iconic and exotic images from the 1960s and 1970s. One of the most famous shoots, often called “the most epic fashion story” was photographed in Japan in the winter of 1966 with editor Polly Mellen and photographer Richard Avedon. That shoot was the inspiration behind our kimono style French Terry cardigan.
Why we love it:
- We love kimonos for their ease, and the Veruschka includes a few updates for busy, modern lifestyles.
- Sleeve can be comfortably layered with a tee or sweater without feeling bulky.
- Mid-weight cotton French terry better spans the seasons for added versatility.
- Hidden side seam pockets fit your phone or keys.
- It's the perfect for those who have grown weary of the usual athleisure style jackets, but don’t want to give up comfort for style.
Fit notes and construction details:
- Shawl collar for added elegance that turns up for warmth.
- Piping covers all inside seams incorporates the same high-end tailoring details we use in our suiting.
- Hidden side-seam pockets.
- Bell shaped full-length sleeve with cuff that can be rolled back for comfort and utility.
- Longer style that covers the bum in the back with figure flattering curved hem.
- 100% cotton French Terry in the most perfect navy blue that will acquire a patina and look better with every wash.
- Email us or send us a text for additional sizing help.
- Made in Los Angeles.
- This style matches the Claire I pants and is shown with the Marilyn II silk tee.
- Style is meant to be worn open, but can be worn with belt or scarf. A tailor could add a toggle, belt loops or frog closures.
- Email us for additional help on how to customize.
- Machine wash cold. Delicate cycle will help preserve the look of the fabric over time.
- Tumble dry low.
Save 10% when you buy the Claire II and Veruschka ensemble with code FRENCHNAVY.
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