1970s Stavropoulos Printed Silk Dress
One of the basic tenants that George Stavropoulos stood by in his design work was to let the cut and fabric take centre stage. Rarely do you find a ton of embellishment on one of his pieces. He was the favorite of the jet set and Hollywood in his day - clients included Elizabeth Taylor and my favorite opera singer - the great Maria Callas. It is rare to find a day dress from his as he specialized in evening pieces. I think this makes this even more special since it was more then likely a custom piece made specifically for a favored client. The cut is quintessentially seventies with that nod to the 1940s in its cut, but with a modern feel. High capped shoulders and sleeves that narrow as they go to the wrist. A scooped neck and subtle draping on the skirt perfectly offset the small floral pattern screened onto the silk! It is extremely well made and in excellent, seemingly unworn condition condition.
Shoulders: 14.5 (slightly inset)
Bust: 18.4" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam of the lining
Bodice: 16" from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 22" from waist to hem
Fully lined, except for the sleeves, in a light weight, fine grade blue silk. It closes with a back painted metal zipper.
Modern Sizing equivalent: SML
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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