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Lovely Laces 1970's Ted Lapidus Silk Jacquard Plaid Dress



Ted Lapidus, the 'poet of French couture', began his career at Dior and started his own label in the 1950's. He is credited with introducing a unisex look and safari styles to the fashion world though this ultra feminine silk jacquard dress is all girlishness. The happy colors of the windowpane plaid are enhanced by a jacquard finish that takes on a clover leaf type shape ... lilac, peacock blue and goldenrod with both jade & spring greens. The balloon sleeves and hemline vents are accented with peacock blue laces which could be a nod to the safari look but take on more of a colorful gift package vibe. The dress zips and hooks at the back with a bateau neckline and a comfortable unstructured silhouette. Perfect for a special daytime occasion! Very good condition with a discoloration at the back of the neckline near the zipper and shown in photograph 8. The same spot can be seen on the inside of the neckline, as well, and is shown next to the label in photograph 10. SIZING & MEASUREMENTS The size is unmarked though the dress best fits a U.S. size 8 with attention to the following measurements. Bust 40" Waist/Hips 40.5" Sleeve Length From Underarm to Cuff 8" Shoulder Length Taken Across Back From Sleeve Seam to Seam 15.25" Length From Shoulder to Hem 38.5"


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    Length: 38.5 in. (97.79 cm)Marked Size: Unmarked (Best Fits US 8) (EU)Bust: 40 in. (101.6 cm)Waist: 40.5 in. (102.87 cm)Hip: 40.5 in. (102.87 cm)
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  • Material Notes
    Ted Lapidus, the 'poet of French couture, creates a 1970's silk jacquard plaid dress in happy colors with an unstructured sac silhouette, bateau neckline and laces at the shoulder and side vents.
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Discoloration at back of neckline near the zipper shown in photograph 8. Please read description for details.
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU48733304883

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