1980s Thierry Mugler Strapless Sculpted Cotton Pique Dress
I love this dress by Thierry Mugler with its sculptural bodice that gives it a sense of high drama. That is in direct contrast to the white cotton pique that it is made of and it is this contrast that makes the dress so fabulous. It is also a wonderful summer piece that still feels fresh and of this season despite its vintage heritage. The bodice is fitted and sculpted with that fabulous curving cut out at its edge. It has interior boning to help mold it to your frame and the waist is cinched in. The skirt below is cut in an asymmetrical line at its hem that has the front center point dipping lower then the sides or back do. It is also extremely full with yards and yards of fabric in it and the sweep extends beyond that of a full circle skirt. The fabric is a chic little waffle weave pique cotton and its a quirky little play on the summer dress that is very flattering. Excellent condition with a tiny note below.
Lined through the bodice with the same fabric and boned for support. It closes with a series of snaps up the back. Pockets on each hip. There is the slightest tiniest hint of yellowing to the fabric that is a from natural aging. It does not really affect the dress but mentioned for accuracy.
Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: approx 10" from top of bodice to waist, with the one curve extending higher up
Skirt: 30" from waist to side and back hem. dips to 36" at the longest point of tyhe front hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
Reference Photos: Paulina Ortega (@paulinapaige) in Thierry Mugler from Shrimpton Couture.
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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