Prettiest 1970s Leonard Paris Pink Charcoal & Black Floral Printed Silk Jersey Dress
The Leonard Paris label began as a textile firm in 1954 and for the first four years of its existence it only produced fabric. In 1958 they started making garments but it was not until about 1970 when they started using a printed silk jersey for the majority of their collections that the label really took off. They are often compared to Pucci and during the seventies the two labels battled it out to be the label of choice for the jet set.
I love whenever I get a fabulous Leonard dress into the shop. They are so chic. They are also very easy to wear and travel with. This one is a real beauty. It is made out of one of their signature silk jersey fabrics combined with a silk chiffon for the sleeves. This silk jersey fabric choice is what gives these dresses their perfect drape and fit. Each of their dresses were made of a custom designed fabric and print. I have had a similar pieces to this one in the shop in the past and I think this one is one of the best I have had with its gorgeous pops of pink. The dress has a solid black full length skirt topped by that pretty bodice. On the top part, the gorgeous floral print runs over the sleeves, across the shoulders and around the waist. The colour palette is a beautiful mix of pinks, charcoals and black. The flower print is large and very pretty. At the front the bodice plunges and crosses over itself for a bit of skin to show. Each amazing sleeve is cut to pouf and balloon out over the cuff. The sleeves are made of a silk chiffon so have the added charm of being slightly transparent. Under that the skirt skims over the body and flares out slightly as it nears the hem. I love the contrasting borders that define the neckline, cuffs and waist. It is a beauty. Excellent condition.
Unlined and closes with a back, hand set metal and nylon zipper. Through the body the fabric is a silk jersey and does have some stretch so it should fit a range of sizes. The fabric signed throughout. Each sleeve buttons to close on the cuff.
Slightly inset shoulders: 14"
Bust: 16-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12-14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from neck to top list seam
Skirt: 42" from top waist seam 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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