la mendola

1972 La Mendola Silk Jersey 'Francolino' Print in Green Dress

At one point in the past I was lucky enough to obtain a La Mendola dress that came with the original fabric samples of the available prints and patterns from the 1972 season. This dress has one of those fabric used for it - the 'Francolino' Print in green with pops of blue, giving us the exact date for the piece. The dress itself is a very wearable sized silk jersey beauty in that wonderful green print. It has a simple cut with an undefined waist and long sleeves. The neckline is cut into a V. It cut very loose and full through the body and you could belt it if you wanted to add shape. Normally a sell La Mendola pieces for quite a bot more then this but this one does have some flaws. There is a trail of discoloration that runs down the front. The print is so heavy and intricate that it does for the most part get lost and its not something you notice at first glance. It is there though so it must be mentioned and I did price it with that in mind. That said, it is in otherwise perfect condition and it would be a shame to not have someone enjoy it a little more as it still has lots of life left.

Fully lined through the body in a hand set pale blue silk. It closes at the back with a painted metal zipper. The sleeves are not lined and are cut extra long and are meant to bunch up a bit on the arm when on. I have photoed the flawed areas, please click to supersize and review before purchase.

Sleeves: 27"
Shoulders: 18"
Bust: to 24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist-Hips: open
Length: 46" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: LRG-XL

Item# DD2961

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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