john kloss

1970s John Kloss for Cira Blue Lingerie Dress

I love John Kloss pieces and this is a fabulous and sexy nylon gown by him. John Kloss was an Ossie Clark contemporary and did mainly lingerie pieces with a few draped goddess jersey gowns thrown in for good measure. He deliberately chose good weight and quality nylons that held the color well and would drape exactly as he wished. This one is simply cut and is done in a pretty robin blue. It has a crossed over, front plunge on the sleeveless bodice. The skirt has yards and yards of fabric and cascades out from there and is finished with a pretty ruffled hem. It is pretty opaque so could easily be worn as a dress. Great condition with a note to review below.

Unlined and slips on with an elastic waist. The tie at the waist is for decoration only. The elastic under the fabric has aged and cause the fabric over it to yellow a tiny bit. Some of the threads along the seams have broken slightly but all the seams are strong. These are very minor issues that do not detract and are mentioned for accuracy only. The easy fot and elastic waist will allow it to fit a range of sizes. The color is more a paler lighter blue then photoed

Bust: 15.5-19" flat across from side seam to side seam

Waist: 12-16" flat across from side seam to side seam

Hips: open

Bodice: 14.5" from neck to waist

Skirt: 39.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# DD2742

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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