1970s Jean Varon Silk Balloon Sack Dress or Coat

This is a drop dead gorgeous piece that is completely versatile! This iconic Jean Varon design it has been constructed out a pretty printed tissue silk that makes it light and easy to wear and also gives it lots of movement. I recently had its near twin in the shop but that one was made of a deep green velvet. The photos do not come close to capturing the depth and prettiness of the color and how the fabric moves and drapes when the wearer moves. It can be worn as both a fantastic and show stopping evening coat or can be worn as a dress if kept done up! The coat's design is based on volume and draping. Each sleeve billows to the wrist and is gathered at the wrist in pleat work, The collar is high and again gathered there. The back is constructed with soft pleats that widen as they near the hem to give it lots of volume and movement. Similar pieces reside in museums around the world and it is fantastic example of his work and the only print version of this cut that I have seen. Very dramatic! Excellent, museum quality condition!

Unlined and buttons down the front. The buttons has engraved little "x" in them. It can be worn as a light evening coat since it opens completely Each sleeve buttons to close and there is one button missing on one cuff.

Sleeves: approx 24"
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: open
Hips: open
Length: 45" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED-LRG

Item# DD1617

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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