1970s Jean Varon Deep Front & Back Plunge Floral Print Yellow Crepe Dress

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Jean Varon launched his label in 1960 and by 1965 already one of his dresses won him the ‘Dress of The Year’ title. His work in the  1970s was softer and more romantic in feel but he still used amazing fabrics and did some work in exploring drape and bias cuts.

This dress is made from a beautiful yellow silk feeling synthetic crepe that has a pretty and romantic floral design worked directly into the fabric. The soft pink and greens of the flowers is the perfect contrast tot he pretty and fresh feeling yellow backdrop. The construction of this dress is very interesting. It is all bias cut with a strong nod to 1930s lingerie in how it is cut. It floats over the body with an extremely deep plunge at both the front and back. It is literally cut to the waist seem on both sides. You see the nod to the classic angled seams of the thirties but taken to the high extreme. The sleeves are equally dramatic and each also starts at the waist seam so that a wide dolman feel is created from the waist and shoulder and then they narrow down dramatically at the buttoned cuff. The skirt falls to the floor from the waist seam with another dramatic finish there as well - a sky high slit runs up the center The dress is cut to flow over the body and never feel very tight but still highlights every curve. You could add a wide belt to give even more curves if you wished. It is beautiful. Excellent condition

Unlined with a low set zipper at the back starting at the base of the plunge. The bias and loose cut should allow it to fit a range of sizes and it could easily be altered for the perfect fit on a smaller frame. The waist has no stretch. It is tagged a vintage UK14, US12, FR42. The elastic that runs through the plunge feels like it has loosened ever the years. It should be tightened to work foe the girl that buys it so I have priced it anticipating that you will do this.

Bust: open with no true side seams
Waist: to 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: approx 16" from top of shoulder to waist
Skirt: 43" with 3" turned up
Slit: 29" from hem up

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# DD3479

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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