Jean Paul Gaultier AW1986 "Russian Constructivist" Fur Coat

Jean Paul Gaultier AW1986 "Russian Constructivist" Fur Coat


Gaultier’s legendary “Russian Constructivist” collection appeared in conjunction with the impending dissolution of the Soviet Union. It occurred at the same time as Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev introduced his policies of perestroika and glasnost, which aimed to create further government transparency and promote dissemination of information. The policies were philosophical kin of some of the ideals which propelled the Russian Revolution, a social movement which Constructivism was inextricably tied to. Gaultier drew these natural connections, and by integrating key visual motifs from the Constructivists, including Cyrillic letters, block type, geometric forms, and photo montage, he was able to delve into the modern day socio-political climate of the Soviet Union.

This faux fur coat's metal emblem reads “LEF” in cyrillic, which was a leftist art magazine published contemporary to the Constructivist movement. It is reversible and extraordinarily heavy-weight, and further features varsity-like cuffs at the sleeve hem and collar.

Condition: 9/10. No significant flaws.

Tagged size: 50

Shoulder: 27.5in

Pit to pit: 27.5in

Length: 51in

Sleeve: 25.5in

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