1970s Lanvin Couture Fine Silk Twill Brilliantly Scarf Neck Top & Extra Wide Cut Pant Set
This gorgeous set would have been designed by Jules-Francois Crahay, who headed the Lanvin ateliers from 1964-1984. He has been noted as one of fashion’s 'great colorists with his colorful patterns making his 1970s Lanvin designs hugely desirable and influential.' His time at the Lanvin label is one of my personal favourites for the house. I especially love the his work during the period through the late sixties and into the early 1970s. He was a genius at print and colour and he pushed the envelope in his work with colour and cuts. This set is from the early part of the 1970s and it is incredible.
This Lanvin set is utterly fantastic. It looks like it could have been pulled from a collection this very season it is in such remarkable condition. I am in absolute love with it. The colour, the design, the workmanship; everything about it is perfection. The fabric that has been used to create both pieces is a fine silk twill on par in quality to the silk twill that you would see used to make Hermes scarves. It has a hand screened with a gorgeous and vibrant print that was applied and pre-planned for panel before piecing it together. Anywhere a seam is necessary, the pattern has been lined up along them so they are barely seen at first glance. The beauty and brilliance of the colour is equaled by the fine workmanship that has gone into constructing it. The top has a loose and easy shape that has been created by a straight cut through the body. The neckline is high and has attached ties that extend out from the neckline that you can then wrap and tie as you wish. The pants are more fitted around the waist and hips and then flare out to be incredibly wide. By the time they reach the hem they are a full 46" around. When you are standing still you get the feel of a skirt and then when you move you have the ease of wearing a pant. They are gorgeous. The choice of fabric has allowed it to retained the crispness of the colour even after all of these years making it feel new. At the same time it is feather light so once on the body it is is easy to wear and it moves beautifully with you. It is far better on person then how it photoed and like the best of all high quality vintage and couture pieces, it will only really come to life once on an actual body. It appears to have never been worn or worn very little. This is a set that is really like wearing a work of art. Excellent condition
The pants are unlined and close with a back zipper. The top closes with painted metal zipper that runs part way down the back. The top is lined in a bright yellow silk. All the inner seams are hand finished. Hand finished throughout. Made to couture standards. It appears to have never been worn or worn very little.
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 24.5" from neck to hem
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 41" from waist to hem
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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