Gorgeous 1980s Genny Brown Jersey Backless Jumpsuit w Wide Legs & Floral Applique
This is a stunningly beautiful jersey jumpsuit by the Genny label. It is one of the most beautiful pieces I have seen from this label. The Genny brand launched in 1962 by Arnaldo and Donatella Girombelli and was named after their daughter. They gained a solid following and hired a young Gianni Versace in 1973 who became the Creative Director. He oversaw the Byblos line and in 1977, he designed Complice, a more experimental line and Christian Lacroix took over the Byblos line for a time. Versace also designed for Genny, the main line up till 1979. Several designer followed him including Richard Tyler. It is almost impossible to tell which designer came up with this jumpsuit but it almost doesn't matter as its exceptional no matter who it was.
This is just a wow kind of a piece. It is made from a brown jersey that is light in weight and drapes fantastically. There is a a touch of Studio 54, disco era sexiness thrown in the mix and it just couldn't be better. The jumpsuit simply slips on to wear and has elastic through the waist so that you can get into it. The top is two triangles that tie behind the neck. The simply drape over the breasts and has a serious plunge to just above the waist. The back is left completely bare. Even with the deep plunge the placement of the fabric holds it in place so that you feel safe wearing it. The waist has elastic so its incredibly easy to wear. You could easily add a belt or tie around the waist, maybe in a white to pick up the detailing on the leg, to cinch in the waist as much as you wanted. This would really emphasize the shape or you can just wear it as is and leave it loose and easy. The pants are amazing. They are cut exceptionally wide. Each is a full 44" around at the hem and this gives them lots of movement as you move. When you stand still you almost look like you are wearing a dress but when you move you have the ease of the jumpsuit. Then on that one leg is the totally unexpected pop of white. It is a styled abstract floral and leaf design that is top stitched onto the jersey and I love it. This is a piece that is so sexy and yet so very easy to wear. It looks to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition
Unlined and has elastic through the waist. The fabric does have some stretch. The easy cut should allow it it fit a range of sizes.
Bust: Each triangle is about 12" across when spread out so it should fit most busts from tiny to about 40" around
Elastic waist: 11-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open and generous
Bodice: approx 15" from neck to waist seam
Pants: 44.5" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-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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