The genuine Women's French Marinière "Marine Nationale"
Women's Basque Shirt Rachel 1952 White / Blue
The authentic 1952 Rachel fabric Basque shirt, worn by a famous painter.
Discover the iconic and internationally recognized marinière: the 1952 marinière with irregular stripes, crafted in Rachel fabric, an authentic fabric from the French Navy. And now, this style icon is available in a version specially designed for women.
Since its first appearance in 1952, this marinière has become famous thanks to a photo featuring a renowned painter wearing it with elegance. However, few people know the complexity of its technical weaving. Each piece is meticulously woven, inheriting the ancestral know-how of the true marinière brand. Orcival, the guardian of this tradition, continues to perpetuate this model, which embodies a strong symbol of French craftsmanship.
The 1952 marinière stands out for its timeless allure and unmatched originality. It is often imitated but never equaled. Its charm lies in its ability to effortlessly complement any outfit, adding an instant touch of sophistication to your style. This marinière is designed to last, breaking the conventions of the classic marinière while preserving the immutable characteristics that have made it renowned:
The boat neckline subtly highlights the neck, adding a touch of refined femininity.
Made from 100% high-quality cotton, this marinière offers unparalleled comfort while being pleasing to the touch.
The emblematic bee badge, a symbol of Orcival, is proudly placed on each marinière, adding a distinctive touch.
Each piece is proudly crafted in France, a testament to Orcival's commitment to excellence and respect for artisanal traditions.
The 1952 marinière is more than just a garment; it is a true collector's item. It embodies the spirit of French elegance and continues to captivate fashion enthusiasts worldwide. Whether you want to add a classic touch to your wardrobe or make a bold style statement, this marinière offers unmatched versatility and exceptional quality.
Choose the authenticity and excellence of the Orcival 1952 marinière.
Wash and iron inside out
Do not bleach
Do not tumble dry
Mild detergent only
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The famous painter's sailor
The influence of the marinière in fashion.
The marinière has become an essential element of women's fashion thanks to Coco Chanel, who introduced it during the Great War. Inspired by local sailors, she created short marinières, contributing to the liberation of the female body. This loose-fitting garment was made with simple fabric, due to the scarcity during that period, and Chanel sourced it from Rodier, a famous fabric supplier.
Over the years, the marinière has evolved from a provocative connotation to a luxurious one, becoming a staple in women's wardrobes. Karl Lagerfeld, in respect of the Chanel legacy, regularly revisited the marinière in his fashion shows, particularly for the "Cruise" summer collections.
In the 1950s, the marinière became a fashion symbol, reinforced by Jean Seberg's appearance in "Breathless" and Brigitte Bardot in "Contempt". Yves Saint Laurent then introduced the marinière in high fashion from his early collections, in a subtle manner.
The marinière was embraced by many personalities such as Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Brigitte Bardot, and the Mime Marceau, who posed in marinières for photographers. Orcival, based in Lyon since 1940, perpetuates the authenticity of the marinière and is renowned for its intricate weaving of "irregular stripes" in the 1952 model.
Today, the marinière remains a timeless symbol of fashion, associated with elegance and freedom. It continues to inspire designers and captivate fashion enthusiasts.
The 1952 model refers to the year when the famous painter wore this marinière. The weaving of this fabric with "irregular stripes" is highly complex and requires true craftsmanship, which the Orcival manufacturer has never ceased to perpetuate.
Today, numerous copies of the marinière exist in the market, but none of them can match Orcival's.
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