1980s Odicini Couture Coral & Pink Print Plunge Dress w Unusual Skirt
Andre Odicini was one of the great Italian couturier's, who launched his label out of Genoa and sold his clothes in Paris, Geneva, Rome and Dallas. The early 80s were an especially magical time period for the label. His clothing is very well made and the fabrics he chose were top of the line.
This is a gorgeous dress and its unusual lines and cut feel very avant-garde while still remaining pretty and feminine feeling. It is made of a beautiful silk cotton mix fabric done in a red hued bright coral mixed with big pink flowers scattered over the surface. There is also a floral print woven directly into the fabric which gives it an added texture. The bodice has wide straps that curve over each shoulder and then plunge down to the banded waist at both the front and the back. Flat pleats set at the top of each shoulder allow them to open up enough to give you coverage over the bust. The waist is wide and cinches you in. The skirt is incredible. It extends out and is draped down each of the sides. The draping starts at each hip and then simply folds over and into itself. If you pull the fabric outwards, there is actually a cut out on each hip that is hidden once it is on by the fabric simply draping over itself and into place. The skirt under that is cut to narrow down to the hem. The skirt wraps over itself so that you can actually walk with the way that it narrows inwards so much. This wrapped effect means that when you sit or move, you get an unexpected flash of leg. It is incredible and being on a mere dress form doesn't do it justice at all. Its amazing on an actual body. I love it. Excellent condition
Unlined and closes with back zipper. The zipper sticks just a bit but is original so has been left as found.
Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Seam under bust: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15.5" from top of shoulder to waist seam
Skirt: 24" from waist 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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