1970s Red Lanvin Demi-Couture Pleat & Silk Brocade Skirt

This red pleated silk Lanvin skirt is utterly fantastic. I am in absolute love with it - the color, the design, the workmanship - everything about it is perfection. Pieces with this label are rare and the beauty of this particular pieces really makes it a once in a lifetime find. The fabric is a fine silk crepe in a stunning shade of red. Through the main portion of the skirt it has been box pleated which gives it a long and lean line when you are standing still but allows for a tremendous amount of volume and movement. These gradually open until the are held apart at the bottom by the wide expanse of silk brocade at the bottom hem. The silk brocade that creates the high shaped waist and circles the lower hem is wonderful. Ribbons of fine brocade are laid out with gold bands between each layer. The beauty of the color combination is equaled by the fine workmanship that has gone into constructing it. I love the high set waist band that acts as both the perfect balance to the length and intricacy of the skirt and also like a corset to cinch and define the waist line. It is really a work of art and having the demi-couture tag makes it that much more special. Excellent, museum quality condition.

Unlined and closes with a painted metal zipper at the waist. A combination of hand and machine finishes.

Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Length: 46.5" from top to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# S706

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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