Stellar 1970s Luis Estevez Backless White Jersey Dress w Silver Studded Front
Luis Estevez worked for Jean Patou for two years before starting his own label in 1955 and had a long and successful career. By 1968 was based in California and his designs from that period on reflected that West coast vibe. Lana Turner, Rosalind Russel and Eva Gabor, who he even designed for when she had her won label. He loved using white in his work and this dress is one of his most recognizable and coveted pieces. I love it.
The cut of this dress is extremely sexy with that barely there feeling coverage of the top and yet it still manages to have a chic elegance to it. It is made from a white jersey that has gorgeous drape and has enough weight to it that it is opaque. The halter top stays in place with a strap that runs up and behind the neck and a second on that extends out from each side and hooks into place across the back. The waist is cinched in and the skirt has a ton of volume as it falls to the floor and gradually widens out. I love how the design of the bodice leaves the back and sides completely bare and open. The barely covered top with the full length of the skirt are the perfect contrast to each other. If all of that were not enough the top is completely covered in square cut rhinestones set in silver edging. This follow the line of the halter and cover both straps and circle the waist. It is stunning. Presents as excellent condition with notes below
The bodice is backed in the same jersey and the skirt is lined in a nylon jersey. It closes with hidden snaps on both straps and a a low set zipper at the back. The skirt has some small faded marks here and there and the top of the zipper shows some grubbiness. I photoed the areas. When it is on you don't notice them because of the volume of the fabric but laid out flat you will find them. Please see the photos after the label shot. Otherwise has no flaws. The snaps and hooks on the back strap could be moved an inch either way if needed but of you moved it to get more room you would get a small area with no rhinestones.
Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: approx 15" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 42.5" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
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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