1970s Giorgio Sant Angelo Hand Painted Stretch Blue Net Bodysuit w Gold & Silver Accents
Sant' Angelo was the winner of two Coty Awards and two Council of Fashion Designers of America honors and was known for his innovation and pioneering use of stretch fabrics. He has had an entire museum exhibit dedicated to his work and career and is firmly entrenched as one of the great designers. His work captured a moment in fashion history and his love of color and strong lines will forever be collectible. Pieces reside in museums worldwide.
This is an amazing and rare body suit that has been hand painted on a pale blue netting. The interior of the suit is a stretch nude coloured jersey so that when you put it on it stretches and conforms to your body in the most comfortable of ways. The sleeves are long and slim and the front is scooped. It does up by snapping into place at the lower gusset. The pattern that you see has two componensts to it. There is the washed water-colour effect that runs on curving swoops over the surface of the body suit. These are done in pastel green, pink and blue. It is extraordinarily well done and it feels like you are looking at a painting that has been applied directly to the fabric. Then to highlight the design are little hand painted dots of gold and silver paint. You can actually feel these on top of the fabric. It is very beautiful and can be worn with many different pieces. Excellent condition.
Fully lines in a stretch nude nylon and snaps into place at the gusset once you slip it on. The fabric has some stretch
Bust: 16-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12-14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 26" from neck to seam at gusset
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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