1970s Iconic Jean Varon Knit Maxi Dress
This to me is one of the Holy Grail's if you are a lover of Jean Varon pieces. It is instantly recognizable as one of his pieces and just captures that contrast of sex and geek chic that only the seventies seemed to hit perfectly on the head and everyone has tried to copy since. Made of a knit that is crossed stitched in tiny vertical rows that give it an amazing amount of structure and keep it from loosing its shape. The yarn used is fine and looped within these tiny rows of stitching. It almost creates a boucle feel but is entirely unique. You cannot help but zero in on the low plunge front with its wide set neckline that barely manages to cover the bust. And yet once on it stays in place remarkably well. The skirt flows from the high waistline and I love the contrasting detailing on all the edges. Everything about this dress is beautiful and it is in remarkable, seemingly unworn condition - even the label is as crisp and white as the day it was made. Museum quality condition
Unlined and closes with a back painted metal zipper.
Bust: 17-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam at the top of the waist band
Hips: 20-21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 11" from shoulder to top waist seam
Skirt: 39" from top of the waist band to hem
Modern Sizing equivalent: SML
A similar dress by Rellik was photographed for the October 2015 issue of British Vogue.
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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