c1962-65 Bob Bugnand Bright Floral Print & Sequin Tunic & Pant Set
Bob Bugnand opened launched his couture salon in Paris in 1954 His pieces were made to order from sketches and he had the capacity to produce only 50 original pieces a month at most. In 1958 he opened a custom, made-to-order salon in New York allowing clients to buy the Paris designs without having to travel overseas. During the summer of 1960, Bugnand was recognized with membership in the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne and opened his salon at 372 rue St. Honore in Paris. In 1962 he collaborated with Sam Friedlander to launch a ready to wear line that stayed true to his couture roots and used high end finishes.
This set is from that collaboration that only lasted a couple of seasons. Both pieces of this pant set are made from a brightly printed floral patterned silk that has a solid blue silk trim at the hems and cuffs for contrast. The floral part of the fabric is completely covered in clear sequins hand set flat across the entire surface. This makes the fabric catch the light with out every movement and really gives the designs an extra dimension. The tunic has a simple cut and is shaped to follow the lines of the torso. It flares out from the waist to skim over the hips. That same flared shape also finishes the sleeves and the legs of the pants to give the entire set a beautiful balance and a slightly mod feel. The pants are also cut with a simple shape with a flat cut front and sleek lines until they flare out at the hem. I love that you can wear it together as a set, or break the pieces up and pair them individually with modern pieces from your wardrobe. Excellent condition
Both pieces are fully lined in white silk. The pants close with a side painted metal zipper and the top has a painted metal zipper that runs down the back. It appears to have been worn little if at all.
Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 27.5" from neck to hem
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 41.5" 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.