jean louis scherrer

1970s Jean-Louis Scherrer Haute Couture Pink Floral Silk Dress

The dress is a beautiful example of the level of work being done in the world of Haute Couture during this time period. It is entirely made 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. The shoulders have a slightly squared off feel to them that gives the fitted silhouette a strong nod to the forties. Indeed the entire dress is in homage to the 1940s. The skirt narrows around the hip and ends just past the knee for the perfect lady-like fit. Balancing that is a fitted cut through the waist and V neck that hints at an underlying sensuality. I love the floral print with its 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 first at Christian Dior and then at the house of Louis Feraud. His gained strong cutting skills while at Dior and you can see that influence in beautifully tailored couture pieces like this dress. His Haute Couture pieces rarely come to market so each is very special. A wonderful 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. Excellent condition.

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. Appears unworn  or to have been worn very little. Finished to Haute Couture standards and entirely done by hand. Haute Couture number 000332

Sleeves: 22"
Shoulders: 14"
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

Item# DD2472

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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