Ann Demeulemeester black waistcoat with open satin back and straps — spring 2008

Size: 36 (could fit men’s XS)

Shoulder to shoulder: 28 cm

Armpit to armpit: 39 cm

Length: 77 cm

Armpit circumference (important for men): 54 cm



100% virgin wool

100% silk



Black waistcoat

Extra long model

Contrasting back in shiny satin

Open slit at the back

There are two belt straps across the back

At the sides there are slits so that the belts can be closed inside the waistcoat, letting the back hang open

Very tailored model with extra wide hips

V-shaped neckline

Five buttons on the frint

Triangular hem detail at the front

Two slit pockets

Fully lined at the front

Worn on the spring 2008 runway:

full look, close-up, back


Condition: 4/5

Overall good confition



About Ann Demeulemeester

Ann Demeulemeester is a Belgian designer, graduating from the Royal Academy of fine arts in Antwerp.


In 1986, Ann Demeulemeester went to London during fashion week to showcase her collection together with fellow graduates Walter van Beirendonck, Dries Van Noten, Dirk Van Saene, Dirk Bikkembergs and Marina Yee.

From this point on, they would be known as the iconic ‘Antwerp Six’.


Ann Demeulemeester is known for her love of black. Her style draws influence from goth, punk, bohemian and Japanese subcultures.


Her collections are often described as dark, funerary, yet poetic and very emotional. In 2000 for example, she designed a collection from a sheer materials, embroidered with quote’s from Patti Smith’s ‘Woolgathering’.


Typical Ann Demeulemeester silhouettes are very elongated, decorated with feathers, chains. She is also known for her iconic heavy boots, her triple lace boots and the lace-up gladiator sandals being street style photographers’ favorites.


She left her brand in 2013, meaning that only vintage Ann Demeulemeester clothing is still designed by her.

Additional information

Weight 0.9 kg
Womens size


Mens size