1970s Givenchy Haute Couture Metallic Dot, Silk & Mink Dress
This Givenchy Haute Couture dress is as chic and wearable now as it was when first made. It is entirely finished by hand and would have been made under the direct supervision of Hubert de Givenchy himself. Haute Couture is the very pinnacle of the fashion experience and this is a wonderful example of his work.
The dress is a stunning affair made of a brown silk chiffon that has dots covering its surface. Each dot is made form a metallic lame thread woven through the silk and these vary in color from gold, to silver to copper. This gives the dress a beautiful glow in the light as you move. The construction details are wonderful. The bodice has been pleated by hand to create a series of vertical pleats that run down the center of the dress at the front and the back. On the sides of the dress the fabric is left unpleated and this small detail adds tremendous texture to the dress. The shape is loose and easy so it can be worn by almost any body type. You could also add a belt to change the shape if you wished. It falls to the hem in a column of light silk. The sleeves are soft and full above their buttoned cuffs and the collar is accented with a squared off mink fur collar. No shortcut was taken in the construction and it is a stand out piece. Proper Haute Couture label and numbered tape. Excellent condition.
The dress is lined in a hand set brown silk with the sleeves unlined. It closes on the interior silk lining with a hidden hand set, painted metal zipper that is hidden under the edge of the pleats at the back. The sleeves button to close. Finished to Haute Couture standards and entirely done by hand. Haute Couture tape label #59349
Sleeves: approx 25-26" but there is no set shoulder seam
Shoulders: approx 15" but there is no set shoulder seam
Bust: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner lining waist: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner lining hips: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 51" from top of shoulder to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML, maybe a MED if the bust works
I have a small collection of historically important, key designer labelled vintage furs, fur trimmed & feather pieces stored away in my archives that I will be slowly posting on the site over the next couple of years until I have none left. I will no longer be buying furs for the shop moving forward and have not purchased anything for several years now. I feel like times have changed and while there still is a place for vintage furs for some, including collectors and historians, many modern girls are choosing other options. Many of the pieces in my collection are representative of the designer during a set time period in history that was different then our modern outlook. I have decided that the best course to handle this controversial issue is to let the pieces I have go rather then sit in a cold storage unit. All fur coats, fur trimmed & feather pieces are final sale
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
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