1980s Spiral Bias Cut Pink Silk Metallic Judy Hornby Dress
Judy Hornby was a London designer that moved to New York in 1970s and one of the pieces under her label was even was bestowed the "dress of the year" for 1971 by the Fashion Museum in Bath. She designed under Judith Hornby through the seventies and sometime in the late seventies changed to Judy Hornby, the label that this dress has. She loved a spiral, bias cut and her dresses feel like they slide on and wrap around you to both cling to the body and skim over your curves. It makes the dress very comfortable to wear as well. This one is just lovely with layers of a pale pink silk chiffon shot through with metallic thread. I love the use of pink and gold lame thread through the fabric - it adds a beautiful richness to the design and also serves to highlight the cut. Following the spiral cut are payers of silk that curve and wrap around the body to create fantastical ruffles that fall all the way to the floor. The front neckline is cut high and the entire dress clings to your curves and drapes into place. At the back there is a low plunging V that shows off a bare expanse of skin with a simple tie at the back neck to keep it in place. It has her signature bold puff shoulder that narrow to skinny wrists. It is very sexy when on and I feel like she was strongly influences by Ossie Clark's famous "spiral dress", using that as a springboard to a creation that ends up being very wonderfully eighties. Excellent condition
Fully lined in pink bias cut tissue silk and slips on to wear. The spiral bias cut allows for a range of sizes as it can expand quite a bit yet fall into place on a smaller frame without ruining the lines.
Bust: 15-21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 15-23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 60" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED
Reference Photos: Photographed for creative purposes by Nikki Ormerod, Styling: Nadia Pizzimenti, Hair & Makeup: Ashley Readings, Model: Constance from Plutino Models.
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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