Lanvin Assymetrical Dress
Amazing vintage Lanvin Paris geometric print plisse maxi dress from the 1970s.
The dress is an asymmetric cut, with an o-ring sewn into the right shoulder, for a peek-a-boo effect. One shoulder is free, while the left side of the dress features a massive metal zipper that unzips down to just below the hip.
The dress is beautifully tailored, fitted through the bust and waist, but flaring into a wide skirt from just below the hip. Maxi length, with plenty of movement.
This stunning dress is in a vibrant print: a purple background with black, red, yellow and lime green. The geometric shapes of the pattern resemble early computer graphics and create a series of vertical rows. The dress itself is made of a plisse fabric (plisse is permanently textured cotton) and is left unlined as the fabric itself is quite substantial.
A very similar dress by Lanvin, but in a different color-way, was featured on Samantha in the Sex in the City movie (Mexico scene).
I originally bought this dress for myself, but it no longer fits me properly. My loss is your gain.
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ERA / 1970s
LABEL / Lanvin
COLOR / Multi
MATERIAL / Cotton Plisse (feels like). No fabric content tag.
CONDITION / Very Good
Some color deviation on left side, see detail pictures
Please see measurements below for a better idea of fit.
FIT / Fitted through the bust and waist but loose fitting in the hip and flares into a full maxi length skirt.
MEASUREMENTS / Chest - 36" / Waist - 27" - 28" (MAX) / Hips - free / Length - 60"