According to Christie's specialist Camille de Foresta, this magnificent, intricately embroidered jacket inspired by Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' paintings, is among the most expensive haute couture garments ever made. 'This is one of Francois Lesage's masterpieces,' says de Foresta. 'The skill of the embroiderers who worked on this jacket is unparalleled in the world of haute couture.'
The jacket is one of only four examples of this design thought to have been created. Christie's will offer it together with a green silk skirt for the first time at the Exceptional Sale on 27 November at in Paris.