1970s Diane Von Furstenberg Backless Floral Jumpsuit w Extra Wide Legs
The wrap dresses and jumpsuits by Diane Von Furstenberg have become an iconic staple and this is one of the originals. Diane moved to New York with her husband, Prince Eduard Egon Von Furstenberg in 1969. She had design aspirations and in 1970 showed her first collection. It was in 1972 that she first debuted her now-iconic 'wrap dress' for the working woman, revolutionizing American women's apparel. By 1976, she had sold 5 million wrap dresses, landed covers of Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal and was a regular within the pages of Vogue. By then she had added the jumpsuit to her line up and they were a huge success.
Girls bought these jumpsuits in droves and wore them to travel, dance in, and pretty much everything else. You do see Diane's dress versions of these pieces from this time period pop up more often then the jumpsuits do, but I am always on the lookout for these as well. They are harder to find but worth the hunt. This one with its gorgeous floral print in soft pastels is wonderful. The print is screened onto a soft stretch jersey and the design covers the jumpsuit from head to toe. Parts of it almost feel painted on as there is a slight bit of texture to the print. It has long, lean lines and makes you look and feel supermodel tall in it. The top is cut in a halter style and it curves up and around the neck. This leaves the back completely open and bare. It has its original matching tie belt that you can tie around the waist to cinch it in more if you wish. The legs are cut extra wide straight and long so that when you stand still it feels like you are wearing a dress. It is only when you move or sit that you realize that it is legs. The hem of each leg is a full 50" around. The final result is one long, lean, supermodel silhouette. It appears to have never been worn. Excellent condition.
The jumpsuit is unlined, and buttons to close behind the neck and has a low set zip at the back. The fabric is a soft jersey that has an almost heavy T-shirt feeling finish to it. The fabric does have some stretch. It appears to have been worn very little if at all.
Bust:the open back means there are no true side seams
Waist: 13-14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to approx 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: approx 15.5" from top of shoulder to waist
Pant length: 41.5" from waist to hem with 2" turned under the 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.
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