john kloss

1970s Unlabelled John Kloss Ivory Nylon Low Cut Dress

I have had the exact twin of this dress in the shop in a coral color and this unlabeled one is from the same collector as I have acquired the other Kloss pieces that I have in. The interesting thing about John Kloss for Circa pieces are that it is actually a lingerie line. Because of that fact, many of the pieces you find have a semi-sheerness to them like this one does. John Kloss was a contemporary of Ossie Clark and he also often used historical references in his work. The cut is very sexy without really revealing much more then a low cut decolletage and the shoulders. The skirting has yards and yards of fabric and cascades out from an elastic empire waist. The bust and shoulders are made from the barest minimum of fabric needed to just barely give you coverage. It is semi sheer but could be worn out with nude undergarments or some other clever styling twist. Kloss was genius at choosing extremely high quality nylons that draped exactly as he wished and this high quality always shows with his pieces. Excellent condition.

Unlined and slips over the head to wear. Elastic at the high waist, sleeves and neckline. The elastic makes the dress easily adjustable to fit. You can wear the shoulders on or off.

Bust: 15-20" flat across from side seam to side seam

High waist at seam: 11-18+" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: approx 8" from top of shoulder to seam at high waist
Skirt: 42" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-LRG

Item# DD2987

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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