1970s Roberta de Camerino Red Maxi Dress
Superb Trompe l'oell Roberta de Camerino. This is of course what he was known for - his cleverly screened dresses gave the appearance of chic dinner suits. He did them on poly jerseys like this one - this fabric was cutting edge at the time and held colour magnificently. It has enough weight to hold the shape as he desired but to still drape and move beautifully on the wearer. It is virtually wrinkle free and easy to travel with. I love the design - this one suggests a full suit with a collared and cuffed shirt underneath! Two tones of red and a sweeping Aline design. Excellent condition.
Unlined and slips on to wear. Metal buttons with the signature R at the neck and cuffs. The very occasional little pill or very slight scuff to the fabric - this is normal for this type of fabric as it ages and I am being very picky. Perhaps the slightest of greying to the white of the cuffs and collars but again I am being very picky and I priced it accordingly. At some point someone has let out the back and there are faint stitch lines. Note the cut is full through the body but the shoulders are narrow - I did not pin it on my size small mannequin - you can see it is still generous in the body. It will fit a variety of sizes!
Bust: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 57" from neck 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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