1970s Ted Lapidus Beautiful Silk Chiffon Floral Print Dress
This is a beautiful dress by designer Ted Lapidus. Lapidus began selling his designs in the 1950s in Paris. By 1963 his work garnered him a spot as a member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture and he added Haute Couture to his ready to wear lines. This dress has his main, more expensive RTW label and is a wonderful example of how romantic and chic his work could be. It is very fitted and flattering but at the same time, soft and flowing. It is made of a silk chiffon with little thatches of ribbon fused to the silk that gives is a pretty texture while still keeping it very light. Each of those little squares has a teeny bit of gold thread edging it so the dress that catches the light. The bodice is simple with a scooped neck and long sleeves. The waist nips in and the the skirt flows out in yards of silk. A pretty floral pattern runs over the bodice and down the front an back off the skirt. Very well made and just beautiful. Even better in person. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a black silky rayon and closes with a painted metal and nylon zipper on the interior and then the exterior buttons to close over that. Each sleeve buttons to close. The exterior dress is semi-transparent.
Inner bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner lining hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from top of bodice to waist but meant to drape a touch
Skirt: 42" 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.