1970s Handkerchief Hem Giorgio di Sant Angelo Dress
This 1970s handkerchief hem, cream lace dress is absolutely beautiful and a wonderful example of Giorgio di Sant'Angelo's work and aesthetic. He first hit the fashion map when Diana Vreeland asked him to design clothing for a desert location shoot that starred Verushka in 1968. That shoot is now legendary - it created such a buzz that his clothing was instantly sought out by all the most fashionable women on the planet! In 1976 he dropped the "di" from his name meaning that this is a pre-1976 piece, making it even more collectible. His pieces were sexy, bold and had a hippie flair to them that few other designers could match at the time. This amazing dress is quintessentially chic and has that perfect "Stevie Nicks", bohemian feel to it. The skirt falls in points and moves fantastically - its entirely made of a layer over a layer of light cream colored embroidered lace and is very full with lots of movement. The bodice of the dress skims over the torso with a sexy plunge at the front.Please suoer-size the photos to see the wonderful pointed insets of lace along the waistline! It captures that same floating feeling with the amazingly wide and full lace angel sleeves. Exceptional! It is romantic, sexy and fabulous! Museum quality condition
Fully lined in his signature stretch jersey finish through the bodice and the skirt panels are backed with a tulle net.. It closes with a hand set painted back zipper. Note the color has a slight more cream tinge to it then it does a true white as photoed.
Sleeves: approx 32" to the longest point
Shoulders: no true defined seam
Bust: 17-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 56" from neck to longest points ofhem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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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