1970s Givenchy Silk Dress & Lace Overlay

An incredible set, this Givenchy ensemble is comprised of a black silk chiffon inner dress over which a lace overlay sits and then is belted at the waist with a silk satin sash. The inner dress is a simple, sleeveless sheath with elastic at the waist for maximum comfort. Over this goes that incredible full length lace dress that wraps at the waist and could potentially be worn open as well. The lace on this top piece has had its floral design highlighted by chenille yarn, hand stitched in place to follow the design on the lace. The original wide silk satin sash cinches in the waist. The depth of texture that the combination of fabrics creates is quite beautiful in person.

The inner dress has two layers of silk chiffon through the bodice and the skirt is lined in a fine black tissue silk. The lace piece is fully lined in a black silk organza. The inner dress slips on to wear with elastic through the waist. The outer dress wraps to close with flat hook & eye to secure it into place. Each sleeve has a zipper at its cuff.

Inner dress
Bust: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 14" from top of shoulder to waist
Skirt: 38.5" from waist to hem

Outer dress
Sleeves: 21"
Shoulders:15 "
Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist:18 " flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: approx 20" flat across from side seam to side seam, but there are not closures below the waist
Bodice: 17" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 37" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: LRG

Item# DD1724

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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