This vintage leather jacket is by luxury designer DKNY (Donna Karan).It is in leather made in England and is in immaculate condition with only one small scratch on the leather as shown in the photograph. It is on the back just at the left shoulder and does not detract in any way from the appearance of the garment.The jacket has a removable zipped red lining, one zipped breast pocket on the front and one inner zipped pocket. The sleeves have a small zip at the bottom and the cuffs fasten with velcro. This is a really rare item and one any motorcycle fan or fashionista would love to own!
An article was written about the DKNY/Ducati collaboration when it happened in 1999 and some extracts are shown below
"DK-DUCATI: MATCH MADE IN HOG HEAVEN
By Evelyn Nussenbaum July 5, 1999 | 4:00am
Donna Karan is hitting Madison Avenue with Ducati – but she’s looking to ride a fashion wave, not a motorcycle.
In a joint venture, Karan and the luxury bike maker are launching her “motorcycle-inspired” Ducati men’s collection when her new DKNY store opens on the haute avenue in August.
The leather jackets, pants, jeans, T-shirts, and nylon vests, which will all sport Ducati’s logo, were inspired by her husband Stephan Weiss’s love of the luxury racing bikes. The launch of the collection is also part of the Italian company’s drive to raise its profile.
If Ducati seems to be cruising down the same road as motorcycle merchandising king Harley- Davidson, there are some crucial differences.
Price is one. The Donna Karan Ducati Collection is much pricier than Harley- Davidson’s line.
Leather jackets will retail for $1,200, at least double the $400 to $600 Harley charges for its jackets. “The Harley look is more of a cowboy-biker look,” says Weiss. “Ours is fashion based on technical apparel. It’s not meant to be raced in. “It’s like apres ski,” said David Gross, Ducati’s director of strategic planning"
This jacket is a size small and the approximate measurements taken on one side with the garment lying flat are as follows :
Chest from armpit to armpit 50 cm
Sleeve length from armpit to cuff 40 cm
Jacket length from back nape to bottom hem 59 cm