c1973 Lanvin Floral Jersey Halter Dress
The early seventies saw the house of Lanvin dive full on into the bright and riotous colors of the era and they produced some of the best of the bright, full length maxi dress that you could ask for! This one is particularly great with it's bright and colorful floral design on a black jersey backdrop. I love the long lean silhouette of the dress and the way the color intensifies as it nears the hem. This gives the illusion of height and makes the wearer look thin and tall. The bodice is a simple halter style with the straps that creates the shoulders going through the front to tie at the low plunging neckline. I have dated this as being from the 1973 collection based on the reference photo from a similar dress photoed for L'Officiel magazine. It looks to have never been worn and the fabric is virtually wrinkle resistant so it is perfect to travel with and wear with no fear of wrinkles. Excellent condition
Unlined and slips on to wear with an adjustable halter at the front. It is made of a washable poly jersey.
Bust: 15-17" flat across from side to side
Waist: 13-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 15-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: approx 55" from shoulder hem
Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML
Reference Photo: Photo by Roland Bianchini, L’Officiel Magazine, 1973.
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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