john kloss

1970s John Kloss Front Plunge Nylon Dress in Ivory

The interesting thing about John Kloss for Circa pieces are that they were originally intended as lingerie pieces. This makes the vast majority of piece that one finds too thin or too sheer to wear as proper dresses now. But every once in a while you find a fabulous little exceptions like this one ins a deep ivory color. John Kloss was a contemporary of Ossie Clark and I love how you can see that same British sense of sexiness in his pieces. This gown has a simple but sexy cut that really shows off the body once on. The front plunges to the waist seam and then buttons to the hem from there. The skirt is long and flows to the floor in a column of bias cut nylon jersey. Kloss was genius at choosing extremely high quality nylons that held the color well and would drape exactly as he wished. Excellent condition.

Double lined through the bodice  in the same fabric and unlined through the skirt. and buttons down the front to wear. Tagged a vintage Kloss for Circa Petite but please check measurements.

Sleeves: 24"
Shoulders: 13"
Bust: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 11.5" from neck to waist
Skirt: 45" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2835

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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