1970s Givenchy Floral Print Silk Dress with Metallic Hearts
I love wearing color, and for those girls that are also color fiends, you probably just fell deeply in love because this dress delivers color in spades. It is a brilliant mix of print and color and the gold thread that is worked through the silk through the various sized hearts is the perfect finishing detail. The fabric is a fine, yellow silk chiffon with a brilliant floral print in bright hues screened over its surface. Scattered over that are those perfect little hearts made from a gold thread so the dress has a subtle shimmer. Anchoring the print is a solid blue silk satin that is used for the cuffs and for the collar that buttons down the front. The sleeves are quite full and puff out wonderfully above the buttoned cuffs. There are three full layers used in the skirt, the top bias cut silk chiffon layer you see, an inner slimmer skirt in a tissue silk and between the two, a floating layer of silk organza which helps to give and hold the volume. It is fabulous once on and really a work of art. It feels very fresh and current and you cannot help but be in a good mood in a dress like this. Excellent overall condition with one small note below.
Fully line in a yellow tissue silk with the sleeves left unlined and an extra layer of yellow silk organza through the skirt. It closes with a side painted metal zipper below the waist line and fabric covered snaps above that. The front buttons are functional as well. Each cuff buttons to close. Note that there is a touch of fading to the blue silk on the upper neck on one side as seen in the provided photo. Hand finished. Hand written tag, size 38 but please check actual measurements below.
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15.5" from neck to waist
Skirt: 45" 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.