1970s Silk Chiffon Stavropoulos Gown

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George Stavropoulos was an amazing designer. He was revered for his evening wear and his hallmarks were draping, floating silk panels on a bias cut. He shunned overt, uber flashy ornamentation and instead focused on cut and fabric to convey the beauty of each piece. This is am amazing example of just that and in addition is is in the most beautiful and romantic shade of lavender! There are five layers of silk that make up the body of this gown! Three inner off-white ones and then those are topped by a [pal baby blue and the final exterior purple layer. This gives the gown a remarkable sense of movement and when you swirl you get a glimpse of those other layers!! It is entirely cut on the bias so drapes to skim you r body when on. The sleeves are immensely full and each is caught up at the wrist with a bead applique cuff. The front and back plunge and there is an applique of bead work that goes over the bust and down tot he waist. Very Grecian goddess, very sexy and yet innocent and romantic at the same time. Some small condition issues - please read details below.

The inner layers of silk act as the lining. It closes with a back hand set, painted metal zipper. There are some faint water spots on the front and a faint spot on one arm. I have had it cleaned and these may come out more with an additional round of cleaning. Price is reflective of these tiny flaws. Presents well when on and wearable. Highly collectible!

Sleeves: 25"
Shoulders: Inset 13"
Bust: 16-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Length: 58" from shoulder 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.
Details
Designer
George Stavropoulos
Brand
George Stavropoulos
Period
1970-1979
Condition
Good. Faint water spots on the front and a faint spot on one arm. I have had it cleaned and these may come out more with an additional round of cleaning. Price is reflective of these tiny flaws..
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Marked Size
XS-SML (US)
Dealer Location
Toronto, Canada
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
AU1308121281730
Address
Shrimpton Couture
www.shrimptoncouture.com
Toronto ON M5V 2M9
CA
(647) 559-2223
1stdibs Dealer since 2010 Located in Toronto, ON
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