At the costume party, there was a man in an embroidered tuxedo whose face was painted like a flat blue sky, dotted with puffed cumulous clouds. This illustrated scene was echoed by his vaporous movements through the dining room, observant, but free-floating. He occasionally glanced at a woman who arrived in an ensemble she titled, “windswept”, her hair and tie suspended sideways in the air. A boy who appeared to be plucked from a Caravaggio painting talked loudly about the geometric chartreuse of a Romanesco while deeply dipping a floret into crème fraîche. A cluster of transparent helium balloons held piles of confetti, waiting to be unrestrained.

The French Boat Shorts in R.S.V.P. are made of all things Italian: custom embroidered in Italy, on black Italian cotton velvet, and lined with an Italian custom-printed silk checkerboard charmeuse. The shorts have a flat horn button closure at the waist, and a darted back, that molds the garment to shape to the body.

Due to the intricate nature of this garment, these shorts are crafted on a made-to-order basis. Once purchased, we will contact you to present our available fabric options from our vintage silk archive. After we confirm the fabric choice and the deposit is received, please allow 4 weeks for construction and shipping. Please note: All made-to-order garments are final sale.

Dry Clean Only.
100% Cotton Velvet

94% Silk, 6% Elastane Lining

French Boat Shorts—R.S.V.P.

Release No. 3
Regular price 1,190 USD
Regular price Sale price 1,190 USD
Sale Sold out
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made in Los Angeles