1980s Pink Silk Jacqueline de Ribes attr Print Gown
The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted a Jacqueline de Ribes exhibit in 2015-16, giving her work an extra dose of much needed attention. De Ribes was know as "on of the most celebrated fashion personas of the 20th century". She began making dresses for herself and eventually opened her own label in 1982 at the age of 53, producing collections for the next 12 years.
This is a gorgeous silk dress in perfect condition and looks like it just stepped off the runway. Her signature long and lean lines are combined with a genius cut and a inner foundation that shapes and molds the body. It is made of a fine silk in a beautiful vibrant pink with a lovely floral design in reds, fuchsia and greens covering its surface. Two simple and wide silk straps curve up and around the shoulders and balance the length of the skirt. The bodice is fitted with hand placed, soft gathers the lie over an inner foundation that curves over and past the hips. The waist is fitted and long and set so it inset into the skirt which flows to the floor in one stark column. A high slit at the back allows you to walk despite the lean cut of that skirt. Immaculate and looks to have never been worn. Excellent condition.
Fully interlined in a white silk and closes with a hand set back zipper. A panel of fabric crosses the back and hooks into place. The inner bust has a full to the hip corseted interior with built in cups, boning and a waist stay. There is no de Ribes tag but it has the correct hand written style/fabric tag for her pieces and is her work. Priced accordingly of course.
Bust: 14-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 16.5-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 60.5" from neck 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.