Museum Held 1973 Diane Von Furstenberg Leopard Wrap Dress
The twin of this dress is held at The Museum at FIT and dates to 1973. The notes on the dress there state: "Diane von Furstenberg introduced her signature wrap dress in 1973. The simple style was affordable and adaptable, combining the versatility of sportswear with the chic of a flattering dress. Easy to wear, the design became a fashion phenomenon and a large selection of graphic prints kept the style fresh and in demand. Von Furstenberg wrote: “I was sure there was a need for simple little sexy dresses that made women feel like women.”
This vintage Diane Von Furstenberg dress is wonderful. The new dresses she makes now are certainly beautiful, but there seems to be a special bit of extra magic about the older pieces from early on in her career. This soft cotton T-shirt fabric set has a bold, leopard print design screened over its surface and that in itself makes it a rarity. These leopard print versions are very hard to find. It is one of my favorite prints and you can pair it with any other color and it works. The skinny fit top wraps to close in her signature style with a plunging neck and long, skinny sleeves. The skirt is cut to fall to swirl and swing around your legs and has quite a bit of fabric as it gently widens as it nears the hem. It is literally that perfect seventies a-line shape. Wearing a Diane Von Furstenberg design is appropriate for almost any event or occasion that may arise. Which is probably exactly why they are one of the must haves in any girl's closet. Excellent condition with a small note below
Unlined with two long attached ties that wrap to close. The t-short cotton fabric has some stretch so is incredibly comfortable to wear. Pockets at the hip. I see three small repairs to the fabric but they look stable, well done and because of the print you would only see then if its laid out and you look from the back of the fabric as I did. The fabric has some stretch and it wraps so you can easily add 1-2" to any of the listed measurements up or down.
Sleeves: approx 23"
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 17" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 29" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG
Reference Photo: 1973 Diane Von Furstenberg Dress from The Museum at FIT.
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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