Important 1970s Sant Angelo Biplane Intarsia Knit Maxi Dress - Iconic For Sale
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Important 1970s Sant Angelo Biplane Intarsia Knit Maxi Dress - Iconic


So fun! We love this unusual maxi length intarsia knit sweater by Giorgio di Sant’Angelo! The sweater dress has long sleeves and a jewel collar, and features an amazing aeronautic intarsia knit design of various aircrafts whirling about in the sky, including a biplane with “37007HR” on its wing. The planes are knit in a bright orange color, echoing the wide orange collar and sleeve cuffs. Stripes of green are present on the lower and upper arms, as well as on the bottom of the skirt, giving the piece a vibrant “racing stripe” edge. A dress identical to this one has been exhibited at the Phoenix Art Museum as part of their Giorgio di Sant’ Angelo retrospective that took place in fall 2011 / winter 2012. The sweater was also mentioned in a 1973 Time Magazine article titled “Fashion is an Honest Sweater,” "There are many reasons for the new sweater enthusiasm. Selections in both color and style are wider than ever… Many sweaters now sport knitted-in portraits of people or animals. Betsey Johnson's "ecology" line features trees and fish; Giorgio di Sant'Angelo portrays a plane taking off. Stan Herman's trompe 1'oeil sweater dresses have fake belts and scarves knitted into the material. Others contrast jazzy colors, stripes and polka dots in dazzling juxtaposition. "Sweaters are completely different now," says Sant'Angelo. "We have these fabulous synthetic yarns and colors." Says Herman: "Sweaters are the only way to dress."


  • Designer
    Giorgio Sant Angelo
  • Brand
    Giorgio Sant Angelo
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Material Notes
  • Condition
  • Dimensions
    D 54 in.D 137.16 cm
  • Marked Size
    2-4 See Measurements (US)
  • Bust
    36 in. (91.44 cm)
  • Waist
    26 in. (66.04 cm)
  • Hip
    36 in. (91.44 cm)
  • Length
    54 in. (137.16 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Houston, TX
  • Reference Number
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