Lounge suit

Designer Valerian Stux-Rybar
Manufacturer Caraceni Italian

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The Nehru jacket enjoyed popularity as menswear in the 1960s, in part as a sign of approval of modern India's democratic and progressive spirit under Nehru. In the Mod and early hippie period, global exoticism, especially when inflected with the spiritual, affected dress and introduced Native American, Eastern, and African elements to the clothing vocabulary of both men and women. In this instance, a nineteenth-century shawl, turned wrong side out, has been remade into a Nehru jacket.

Lounge suit, Valerian Stux-Rybar, wool, Italian

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