"The Black Rhumba" is number 27 on our authenticity database. The name of the garment, its registration number and Clare's signature are recorded on the back of the DeClare panel that has been sewn inside the jacket.
The Song: Love is the Drug by Roxy Music...because this jacket is intoxicating!
The Name: This was a design named for the intense love of all things music and dance!
The Design: Cut from a black satin cocktail dress this design was crafted to resemble a blend of two intimate dancers doing the Spanish Flamenco. One male, one female, they express their intense emotion through passion and energy. The light blue denim is super comfortable and sumptuously lined to the bodice and collar.
The zip lined “volantes”, ruffles that stand proudly around each shoulder seam create the effect of the female flamenco dancer, while the layered zips around the waist suggest a more elaborate masculine “doublet”, or extravagant fitted male jacket.
More drama is displayed through eye-catching black and gold collar, wrist and waist embellishments that sparkle in the light.