1970s Jean Muir Gorgeous Pin Tick Seamed Black Crepe Dress
Jean Muir is renowned for her wonderfully cut clothing and her clothes often played on the cuts and styles of the 1940s. This gorgeous little dress is an outstanding example of just that with its beautiful lines and attention to detail. It is so chic in person. It is one of my favorite dresses that have landed in the shop to date as far as the simple little black dress goes. Her dresses really do best with a real body under them to show the cut and drape off to full advantage and the dress form never does one full justice. This one is made from a black wool crepe that has a slight texture running through it. This fabric choice gives it just enough structure to hold the shape she wished it to have. It has that nod to the forties with its pin tucking, top stitching and gathered full sleeves. The neckline buttons to just past the waist with a tightly spaced row of buttons. Pin tucking add detailing on either side. Banding runs across the shoulders, front and back, and also details the waist. The skirt flares out wonderfully below that. Each sleeve is cut full and ends in a loose fitting elastic that is left quite wide so you really retain the fullness of the sleeve once on. An interesting fact about her pieces - each of her dresses were made one at a time and by one single person start to finish. This singular attention shows in the quality of her garments. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a black silk crepe and closes with buttons down the front. Each sleeve has elastic through the cuff.
Sleeves: 22.5" approx.
Shoulders: slightly inset at 13"
Bust:to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from neck to bottom waist seam
Skirt: 25.5" from bottom waist seam 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.