c. 1971 Red Floral Cotton & Crepe Maxi Dress
A potent memento from a particular moment in fashion; the transition from mod pop art to ornate bohemian chic, designed by Lanvin C. 1971. The floor length durable cotton skirt displays two intertwining kinds of floral print. Some flowers are large, white, and appearing in generous bouquets, while some are smaller with fuchsia petals, bright yellow centres and shamrock green leaves. The long sleeved fitted top is made with crepe fabric, and displays the same print as the bottom, with the difference of inverted stripes throughout. Some bits of the flowers in this section look almost as if they are bursting outside the stripes - the longer one inspects the print of this piece, the more one notices. With a back zipper enclosure. The skirt is fully lined and the top is unlined. A highly unique piece of vintage history!
Bust - 36"
Hips - 48" (pleated)
Shoulders - 14"
Arms - 22.5"
Waist to hem - 40"
Length - 58"
Condition: Good. Unfortunately, the red dye has lightly run in some areas of the bodice. There is also a very light mark on the front bodice that the dry cleaner was not able to completely remove. These flaws are visible, although, due to the intricate pattern, I believe that it is still wearable if you are not extremely picky about condition. I have done my best to show the flaws in the last two pictures. Please feel free to contact me if you would like larger images.
Due to these flaws, I am selling the dress for 1/3 of the price that it would otherwise go for.
Professionally dry cleaned and ready to wear.
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