1970s Givenchy Purple & Chocolate Silk Applique Dress

This is a gorgeous Givenchy dress made of an absolutely exquisite fabric. It is a chocolate silk voile that has had these little soft lavender bits of silk fused directly into the fabric. The very outer edges of the little purple bits have been left with a sift raw delicate fringe so the appliqué work has a slight texture and depth to it. It is very unusual and beautiful. The color combination is also unusual and I love the two together. The top portion of the dress is cut to mimic a blouse with a button up front and sleeves are long and cut to slight puff out above their cuffs. The collar is kelpt neat and rounded and a yoke details runs across the shoulders. This tops a long skirt that widens out softly as it nears the ground and has hidden pockets along the tucked in front seaming. The original tie is present to cinch in the waist and create shape. It's extremely chic when on and I love that it buttons completely down the front so if you wish you can leave it open at the neck or skirt for a flash of skin to show. Presents as excellent condition with a small condition flaw to note below

Fully lined in a brown silk organza and has very well finished interiors. The dress buttons completely down the front and each cuffs buttons to close. The original waist tie belt is present. Note that there are some tiny scattering so of pinholes on the back of the dress. All seem stable and are barely noticeable. None worsened when it was cleaned. There is perhaps a light fading on the top of each sleeved shoulder. These are all very minor and not apparent once on. I have adjusted the price accordingly Hand finished

Sleeves: 23"
Shoulders: 14"
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from neck to waist
Skirt: 37.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2428

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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