guy laroche

1970s Guy Laroche One Shoulder Bright & Pretty Print Dress

Guy Laroche assisted to Jean Desses before opening his own couture house in 1957 and those years spent working under one of the true masters shows through his work. He is known for his sharp cuts and this gorgeous little dress is a beautiful example of that. It is a seventies take on the 1940s swing dress and I love it. A vibrant print in an array of colors is screened onto a crisp cotton dyed the perfect blue. The top is kept simple with a single shoulder cut that ties into place. Running down one side of the dress is a row of buttons that are all functional. The skirt is fitted but on the hip opposite to the buttoned side sits a panel of fabric that gives the skirt a feel of volume and that forties vibe. Because the swag of fabric sits on the side opposite to the tie  on top of the shoulder you get this great sense of balance too. Really a charming and pretty dress. Excellent condition

The top is lined in blue and the skirt unlined. The dress closes with the buttons down the side and it ties at the top of the shoulder. Tagged a 38

Bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: approx 15" from shoulder to hem, but the tie makes this adjustable
Skirt: 26.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD1847

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