1970s Silk Chiffon Stavropoulos Gown
George Stavropoulos was an amazing designer. He was revered for his evening wear and his hallmarks were draping, floating silk panels on a bias cut. He shunned overt, uber flashy ornamentation and instead focused on cut and fabric to convey the beauty of each piece. This is am amazing example of just that and in addition is is in the most beautiful and romantic shade of lavender! There are five layers of silk that make up the body of this gown! Three inner off-white ones and then those are topped by a [pal baby blue and the final exterior purple layer. This gives the gown a remarkable sense of movement and when you swirl you get a glimpse of those other layers!! It is entirely cut on the bias so drapes to skim you r body when on. The sleeves are immensely full and each is caught up at the wrist with a bead applique cuff. The front and back plunge and there is an applique of bead work that goes over the bust and down tot he waist. Very Grecian goddess, very sexy and yet innocent and romantic at the same time. Some small condition issues - please read details below.
The inner layers of silk act as the lining. It closes with a back hand set, painted metal zipper. There are some faint water spots on the front and a faint spot on one arm. I have had it cleaned and these may come out more with an additional round of cleaning. Price is reflective of these tiny flaws. Presents well when on and wearable. Highly collectible!
Shoulders: Inset 13"
Bust: 16-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 58" from shoulder to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
Shown photographed on Laura McLaws Helms by Kimi Selfridge.
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
1970s Yves Saint Laurent Chic Blue Felt Fedora Hat
A fabulous, deep blue soft felt Yves Saint Laurent hat that feels fresh and relevant. The brim is top stitched with an array of pretty pastel color stitched stripes - pink, blue, yellow and white. These also have been done on the bands that cross over the top of the hat and are anchored by little gold crosses. The colors are very subtle and are a nice little touch that becomes apparent as you get closer to the hat. It feels very on point and modern. Excellent condition
Minimal wear to inside band from past wearing. Otherwise appears new
Size: 22" circumference
This is in clean, as found condition. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
1970s YSL Silk Tiered Skirt Bow Dress
I am just enamored with this piece and if you think it is even remotely fabulous when looking at the photos, then you will squeal when you see it in person. Made from fine silk that looks as new as the day it was made. The print on this set custom screened on to that silk and is a confection of darling, pretty bows from top to bottom. This fairly whimsical and girlie design is balance by the stark white on black colorway. The skirt is cut to skim the hips and hug your curves and it ends with two tiers of ruffles, each 5.5" wide, that circle the hem. The bodice is also cut to fit and hug the body with shoulders that are gathered so they puff slightly at the top and are fuller through the upper arm and then narrow in at the wrist. Another gorgeous ruffle finishes each sleeve. That same feminine ruffled is used once more around the deep V neckline. The original sash is present and you can use this to wrap around the waist to cinch and define it even further! It is beautiful, highly collectible and it is in excellent condition.
Fully lined in a fine black silk and closes with a side painted metal zipper. It has its original fabric sash that is also in excellent condition. The sash measures 4" x 106"
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from neck to waist
Skirt: 23" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing equivalent: XS
Reference Photo: Amanda Lee Shirreffs. (See the complete blog post on this look here)
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival