The Jean Varon designer - John Bates is known to have been one of the best talents of the 60s and 70s. This periwinkle blue dress looks to be one of his later designs. It features dropped bishop sleeves with elastic hems, a large winged collar and working button accents down the center front bust. A fabric panel denotes the empire waistline. The dress fastens with a back zippered and hook and a eye closure. Jersey material made of polyester.
Size: Fits a size 4.
Bust: 37.25 Empire waist: 31.75 Shoulder Hem Length: 58.5 1/2 inch can be taken out of the seam allowance
Check out this adorable light pink silk print dress from Adolfo! It is an iconic 70s look with long flowing bodice and scarf style collar that can be styled in a myriad of ways. Long cuffs create billowing sleeves! This dress is perfect for spring time weather but could easily be paired with a fur or coat & boots. Wear it spring or fall dressed up or down. This is a versatile dress. Size XS.
Adolfo was a Cuban born American fashion designer who began as a milliner in the 1950's. He was an apprentice at The House of Chanel and The House of Balenciaga until his friend Bill Blass gave him a loan and he opened his Millinery house in 1963. He went on to design couture garments in the 1970's and 1980's.
Length: 37 in. (93.98 cm)
Marked Size: 0-2 XS (US)
Bust: 36 in. (91.44 cm)
Waist: 36 in. (91.44 cm)
Hip: 40 in. (101.6 cm)
Take a look at this fascinating tunic styled top from early Geoffrey Beene. The top is tailored with vents on each side and decorative green bows. It has a long zipper closure on the back as well as a lightweight silk lining.
Geoffrey Beene began his career in the 1950s, designing under numerous New York houses including Teal Traina, finally opening his own label in 1963. Beene was incredibly conscious of the human body, and was particularly regardful of the figure in motion - as Beene once said “clothing is nothing until it hits the body." His designs were created to work with the client’s body, encasing it lightly and giving it a more artful structure. Beene's reinterpretations of dress formality, use of synthetics, and unusual combination of materials (accessories in acrylic and diamonds, for example), set him aside from his contemporaries who focused on the business of fashion, rather than the artistry of fashion.
Length: 25 in. (63.5 cm)
Marked Size: 2-4 See Measurements (US)
Bust: 36 in. (91.44 cm)
Waist: 33 in. (83.82 cm)