1980s Loris Azzaro Deep Blue Silk Strapless Dress w White Dots & Unusual Skirt
Loris Azzaro founded his label in 1967 and quickly was dressing women like Raquel Welch, Brigette Bardot, Tina Turner, Liza Minnelli, Sophia Loren, Marisa Berenson and many more. His label gained international recognition and was known for his bright, clear colour choices and daring cuts. He once said in an interview; 'When a woman has found her style, she should stick to it. We forget too often that it is the dress that must serve the woman and not the opposite.' He is one of my favourite designers to find and with all of the emphasis on recreating these looks from the eighties by many modern designers you can't beat these original vintage version on terms of cut, style and quality.
I love how this dress combines the sexiness of the fitted strapless dress with the drama of that unusual skirt. The dress is made out of a deep blue printed with a white dot that covers the entire dress. The silk keeps it light in weight but at the same time is the perfect choice to help to hold the shape and give the dress structure. The top portion of the dress has been gathered in soft folds from the bust to the top of the hips. The folds are set to help to highlight the hourglass shape of the dress. They have the illusion of being wrapped around you and they are set in gathers all the way down to really emphasize the shape of the body underneath. The neckline is strapless and the top of it curves over the bust to make a sweetheart neckline. Inside the dress there is light boning at the sides for extra support. The waist nips in beneath this and then the skirt falls under that with just a touch of flare at the hem. The front of the skirt is gathered and stitched to suggest a flower. The sits just off side and adds volume and a visual interest that is fantastic. It is even better on an actual body. Excellent condition.
Fully lined in a black silk and closes at the back with a painted metal and nylon zipper. The bodice is boned. It looks to have been worn very little if at all.
Bust: to 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 34" from top peak of bodice 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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