1970s Demi-Couture Black Velvet Tiered Lanvin Dress

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A luxurious, rich black velvet maxi dress has a stunning long and slim cut accented by a wonderful tiered skirt and side plunging neckline. This gown by Lanvin is stunning in its simplicity and the richness of the velvet adds to that. I am so pleased to see velvet being used more and more frequently on the runways now as it really opens the door for vintage versions like this once again. The dress flows to the floor in a widening fall of velvet ruffles. The shoulders are squared off and the cut is kept simple but with high drama details that really add up to create a beautiful piece. The neck plunges with a slightly off sided angle - this done to follow the gathered panel that sweeps across the waist and upper hip. This is gathered all along one side with a row of cord covered square buttons that add a nice matte contrast again the texture of the velvet. The skirt is stunning with curved and draped tiers of fabric that wrap around the skirt and really create movement and detail. Lined in silk so feels amazing on and finished with lots of handwork and high quality construction. Excellent condition

Fully lined in black silk and it closes with an interior painted metal zipper on the opposite side of the buttons and then the buttons as you see. Small zippers at each wrist. A combination of hand and machine finishes

Sleeves: 24"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13-14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 60" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
Wear consistent with age and use
Dealer Location
Toronto, Canada
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Shrimpton Couture
Toronto ON M5V 2M9
(647) 559-2223
1stdibs Dealer since 2010 Located in Toronto, ON
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