1972 Jean Muir Pin Tuck Detailed Huge Sleeve Black Crepe Dress
Jean Muir is renowned for her wonderfully cut clothing and her clothes often played on the cuts and styles of the 1940s. When researching her work I found a photo from 1972 that ran in British Vogue of the same dress in leather. This one was not made with a belt but you could easily add one to get the same feel as the Vogue shot. It's a stunning dress and gives you a better idea of how great this is on the body. Each of her dresses were made one at a time and by one single person start to finish. This singular attention to detail shows in the high quality of her pieces.
This gorgeous little dress is an outstanding example of Muir's work during this time period. Black is always the hardest to show in a photo and I can tell you that this dress is even better in person. Her dresses really do best with an actual body under them to really show the cut and drape off to full advantage. The dress is made from a fine black wool crepe that has a slight texture running through it. This fabric choice gives it just enough structure to hold the shape she wished it to have. It has that nod to the forties with its pin tucking and top stitching over the upper bodice and those beautiful full sleeves. It buttons down the front to just past the waist with a tightly spaced row of buttons. Finely done rows of pin-tucking adds detailing on either side of the buttons. Banding runs across the shoulders, front and back, and also details the waist. The skirt flares out wonderfully below that. Each sleeve is cut to be very full and ends in a loose fitting elastic that is left quite wide so you really retain the fullness of the sleeve once it is on. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a black silk crepe and closes with buttons down the front. Each sleeve has elastic through the cuff.
Sleeves: 22.5" approx.
Shoulders: slightly inset at 13"
Bust:to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from neck to bottom waist seam
Skirt: 25.5" from bottom waist seam to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photo: Model wearing Jean Muir, UK Vogue, 1972.
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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