1970s Emanuel Ungaro Multi-Color Floral Silk Print Sleeveless Dress
This is a fabulous little Emanuel Ungaro dress with the prettiest floral print running over its surface. It somehow manages to be dramatic, sexy and yet pretty and sweet all at once. Ungaro started out as a designer who did very structural and conceptual space age pieces but by the time he started his ready to wear line, Ungaro Parallele, in 1968 he was already starting to soften his look. By the late seventies and early eighties, when this dress is from, his designs had become softer and more body conscious. The dress is superbly fitted without having to be structured inside to achieve that feel. The sleeveless bodice is cut high and narrow and angled in towards the high neckline. I love the the soft draped feel of the collar and how this extends into two long ties that you can leave draping down the back as I have done here or tie in a bow at the front or side. The waist nips in and the skirt is cut with a slight fullness through the hips and then narrows as it reached s the hem. The back is fantastic and buttons to close from the neck to the hip. A vent at the back of the skirt allows you to walk. It has it a bit of a forties vibe to it and is very pretty. My client often wore it with the green YSL belt pictured which is also available to purchase in the shop. Excellent condition
The body of the dress is lined in a black silk chiffon and it closes with a series of buttons down the back. Attached tie at the neck.
Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15.5" from neck to waist
Skirt: 27" from waist to 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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