Spectacular 1970s Givenchy One Shoulder Silk Dress w Brilliant Blue, Deep Purple & Emerald Green Panels

In 1952, Givenchy founded his namesake house on Rue Alfred de Vigny in Paris and quickly rose to fame as one of the grand couturiers. 16 years later for the 1968-69 season, he added The dress is incredibly well-made with an inner lining of silk, organza and ribbon edge finishing. I absolutely love this dress in pink is spectacular. It appears to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition.a ready-to-wear line of clothing and accessories called 'Givenchy Nouvelle Boutique'. The line was initially sold in the United States exclusively through Bergdorf Goodman stores and was eventually available at other retailers as well. The line was high end and extremely well made. He launched this line to expand his customer base and it made to appeal specifically to his non-couture clients. This label continued until 1992. This dress has the Givenchy Boutique label with the Nouvelle added and as far as I am aware this label was usually reserved for special orders made through the atelier. It could not be more gorgeous.

This dress is just extraordinary. Like the Galanos dress that am listing today it is made from long vertical silk panels that are pieced together to create the beautiful array of colours that you see. The dress combines a deep purple with an emerald green and a brilliant blue. The colour combination of those highly saturated colours is beautiful to see in person. The dress sweeps up and over one shoulder with a wide strap. All three colours make an appearance on both the back and the front of the dress end it is the same panel from the top of the shoulder all the way to the hem. The level of pre-planning and construction that would have been employed to be able to pull this off should not be overlooked. The final result may appear simple but this is a feat in patterning. On the side that has the purple silk and the bare shoulder the silk has been gathered in along the side seam so that you have a bit of softness there. The rest of the silk gathers into the waist and this creates that touch of volume through the bodice. I love the bareness of the single shoulder. I have cinched in the waist with a matching velvet blue ribbon that will be included. You could easily add any of the colours that you see in the dress or wear it without a belt. Under that the skirt sweeps out to the floor and all of the fullness that you see is created by the way that the silk is gathered in through the waist and by the lightness of the silk taffeta. I used no underskirting in any of these photos. The silhouette is all created by the masterful tailoring of the piece. The lightness of the silk also allows the skirt to billow out around you when you move. The dress is incredibly well-made with an inner lining of silk organza and ribbon edge finishing. I absolutely love this dress and think that it is spectacular. It appears to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition.

Fully interlined in silk organza through the skirt and a blue silk through the bodice. It closes with a handset side zipper. The belt is not original to the dress, but will be included. Ribbon edge finishes and handstitching. It appears the hem was brought up at some point so there is extra fabric turned under the hem.

Bust: 16-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13-14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: approx 15.5" from top of shoulder to waist
Total length: 60" from top of shoulder to hem with 3" turned under the hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD4750

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