c.1974 Lanvin Bright Purple & Green Printed Jersey Full Length Maxi Skirt
This vintage Lanvin skirt would have been designed by Belgian-born Jules-Francois Crahay, who headed the Lanvin ateliers from 1964-1984. He has been "noted as one of fashion’s great colorists with his colorful patterns making his 1970s Lanvin designs hugely desirable and influential." His realm is one of my favorites for the house and the period through the late sixties and into the 70s in particular. He was a genius at print and color and he pushed the envelope in terms of using the "new" jerseys available during this time period. This skirt has a boutique label present
This skirt has such a bright mix of color and print. The jersey fabric it is made of was considered one of the new "miracle fabrics" of the day as they gave women the option to wash and wear and travel with pieces that needed little or no ironing once you arrived at your destination. Lanvin began producing pieces from these jerseys in the early 1970s to appeal to their younger, jet set clients and I love when I find great examples of these and this time period in the label's history. The skirt falls to the floor and slightly widens as it nears the hem. There is a band of a more fitted part that wraps around the low waist with a seam under that the the lower part of the skirt is set into. I love the print pop art floral print and that color combo of purple and green with pop so a vivid pink. The skirt feels fuller in person. Excellent condition
Unlined and closes with a painted metal zipper. The waist is set and has no give
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 42" from waist to hem with 4" turned up under the hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG
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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