1970s Museum Quality Jean Muir Suede Dress

Made from butter soft suede this wonderful suede dress is cut beautifully and is a rare example of the work that Jean Muir was doing in suede and leathers. The collar is bold and top stitched to frame the face. An attached tie at the neck adds a dramatic seventies shape and feel. I love the hand applied patchwork cut out leaf that has been done on a bright contrasting blue on the upper bodice and on each sleeve. It really pops against the darker blue-black base. The cut is simple and chic - it slips over the head and it has its original belt to give shape. The skirt flares out to an A-line. Very seventies and very rare. Excellent , museum quality condition

Unlined and slips over the head to wear. It has been cleaned by a leather specialist. Handwritten tag to denote a custom piece. Marked a UK vintage 12. Note that it is generous through the body and meant to be cinched in.

Bust: 20" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 18" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: 22" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Sleeves: approx 21" long
Shoulders: no defined seams
Total length: 43" from mid back of the neck to bottom hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: MED

Item# 2-DD168

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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