1970s Jean Muir Billowing Sleeve Perforated Olive Suede Dress
This museum quality Jean Muir suede dress is both very rare and very beautiful. It is made from a butter soft, deep olive suede that is beautifully cut. It is a rare example of the work that Jean Muir did utilizing suede and leathers. The cut is amazing and the suede is treated like a fine fabric with no shortcuts taken. It is cut loose and easy through the body with a slip belt that you can use to cinch in the waist for a more fitted silhouette. I love the sleeves in particular. Each is cut extremely full and wide and then tapers to a wide cuff that you can wear folded or down for a more dramatic feel. The front is yoked with a sharp little collar and the skirt is set into the dropped waist with a series of pleats that give it that fabulous fullness. There are hidden pockets along each hip. The final effect is that of a chic little shirtwaister but with the unusual twist of the suede. I love the perforated cut out that highlight the design of the dress - these add a little visual interest and also a little unexpected flash of skin to peek through. The buckle and cuffs are finished with fabulous bakelite looking buckle and buttons. Very seventies and very wonderful. Excellent condition with one item to note in the condition notes below.
Unlined and slip on to wear with no closures. Each cuff closes with a button and the belt has a slip buckle to cinch. It has been cleaned by a leather specialist. Tagged a UK vintage 10. Hidden pockets along the inner seams. There is one angled cut in the suede near the pocket. It is photoed and is stable so was left as found. The full cut will allow for a variety of sizes as you cinch it in once on.
Bust: to 20.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 53" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG
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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