1970s Jean Muir Leather Embellished Black Jersey Dress
This dress is stunning. It is from Jean Muir and incorporates her love of using leather touches within her designs - you often see this in her earlier pieces. The base fabric is made from a slinky, matte black jersey that gives the dress a bias cut feel when on and makes it very comfortable to wear. The skirt is dropped and gathered into the low seam with soft pleats. This gives it fullness and movement and also has a nod to the flapper dresses of the twenties. The bodice is cut to skim over the bust and waist in a loose and easy fit. I love how the collar is squared off and panels of black leather define both the collar and shoulder. bands of leather wrap right over and around each shoulder and down and around the arm. On each cuff leather is used again to define the wide sleeves. It is fantastic and one of the best Muir's I have had. Excellent condition.
Unlined and closes with a back zipper. At the back neck is an elaborate wired frog knot closure. Hidden snaps are set under the leather at the top of the neck in addition to the frog knot.
Bust: 16-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5-15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20-21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 43.5" from natural neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.