1960s Space Age Jean Varon Maxi Dress

This is one of those dresses where you know the designer was experimenting with the new fabrics that were being created during this time period. I have called it "space age" but it still retains that hint of the Victorian era that Varon pieces tend to have. The fabric used is really unusual and off the hanger this dress is not any where near as impressive as it is on. The striped parts are made of a almost chenille type fabric for the black and what parts that have been woven on a silver nylon mesh base. The silver has just a hint of translucence and it is far lighter in weight that you would think. The bodice is a velvet and then the neck and waist are trimmed in glossy black sequins and just a touch of lace around the face., Very unusual and striking. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a black silky rayon and closes with a back painted metal zipper.

Sleeves: 18"
Shoulders: 14"
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 37" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD1431

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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