1970s Jean-Louis Scherrer Numbered Haute Couture Silk Dress
The dress is amazing and a beautiful example of the level of work being done in the Haute Couture world during this time period. It is entirely done by hand and the silk is of the highest possible grade. It feels stupendous on. The top has a plunging V neck front and cinches down to a defined waistline. With each shoulder squared off and that fitted silhouette it has a strong nod to the forties in feel. Indeed the entire dress is in homage to the 1940s. The skirt narrows around the hip ends past the knee for the perfect lady-like fit but with the fitted cut and V neck hinting at an underlying sexuality. I love the floral print and pink color palette - it is stunning and as vibrant now as when it was made. Jean-Louis began his Haute Couture atelier in 1962 after working under Dior and then at the house of Louis Feraud. His cutting skills were all acquired while at Dior and you can see that influence in hos Couture pieces like this. His Haute Couture peices rarely come to market so each is very special. This is truly a brilliant dress and when you see it in person you will be astounded at the level of craftsmanship and care put into the construction. A masterpiece. In excellent, museum quality condition.
Haute Couture is the very pinnacle of the fashion experience and I would hazard to say that vintage versions are even a little more special then modern ones. Haute Couture is the very pinnacle of the fashion experience and I would hazard to say that vintage versions are even a little more special then modern ones. This dress also comes direct from the daughter of the original Haute Couture client so has not been on the market prior to this.
Unlined with all interior seams and edges hand finished. It closes at the back with a handset, fine painted metal zip. The attached belt at the waist closes with hook & eye. Small padding in each shoulder. Each cuffs zippers to close. Finished to Haute Couture standards and entirely done by hand. Haute Couture number 000332
Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from neck to waist
Skirt: 27" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.