1980s Loris Azzaro Couture Pink Printed Silk Strapless Mini Dress
Loris Azzaro founded his label in 1967 and quickly was dressing women like Raquel Welch, , Brigette Bardot, Tina Turner, Liza Minnelli, Sophia Loren, Marisa Berenson and many, many more. His label gained international recognition known for his bright, clear color choices, ornate beading and daring cut-outs. He once stated; "When a woman has found her style, she should stick to it. We forget too often that it is the dress that must serve the woman and not the opposite."
Here he takes the drama of s short mini dress with a flirty littel skirt. This dress is from his Couture label and made to demi-couture standards. The fabric choice is a printed silk taffeta that combines pink and purple. It holds the shape perfectly and helps to give the dress its structure and shape. The bodice is set in soft gathers that wrap around the bust, around the waist and over the top of the hips. I love how the gathers are used to highlight the waist and give it a more cinched in feel. The neckline is strapless and formed into an exaggerated sweetheart that plunges in the center. Inside there is a strapless bra added for extra support. The waist nips in beneath this and the gathers hug over the top of the hips. Below that the skirt flares out in soft folds and volume. The dress is stunning on. Excellent condition.
Fully lined in a pink silk and closes at the back with a painted metal and nylon zipper. The bodice is boned and there is a strapless bar set into the bust for support. Hand finishes throughout to demi-couture standards.
Bust: to 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 34" from top peak of bodice to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.