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John Kloss Feather Printed Front Cut Out Dress, 1970s

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This amazing little dress has a sexy but simple cut that works fabulously once on. The front has a twisted halter detail with an open cut out below that. From just under the cut out it flows to the floor in a column of bias cut nylon jersey. An almost scandalous slit runs up the front and shows miles of leg. Kloss was genius at choosing extremely high quality nylons that held the color well and would drape exactly as he wished. I love the feather print - these are the most rare and if you love this one you might also want to take a peek at the other version I have (click here to see that one). The interesting thing about John Kloss for Circa pieces are that they were originally intended as lingerie pieces. This makes the vast majority of piece that one finds too thin or too sheer to wear as proper dresses now. But every once in a while you find a fabulous little exceptions like this. Kloss was an Ossie Clark contemporary and I love how you can see that same British sense of sexiness during this time period in his pieces. Excellent condition. Unlined and slips on to wear. Tagged a vintage Kloss for Circa Medium but please check measurements. At some point the tag was cut and has been stitched back together. Edges are finished with his signature cross stitch. the fabric does have some stretch so the size range is slightly more variable then usual. Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam Under Bust: 14-16" Natural Waist: 16-17" flat across from side seam to side seam Hips: 20-22" flat across from side seam to side seam Length: 53" from strap to hem Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED Reference: Image from Bloomingdales lingerie catalogue, 1976, shot by Guy Bourdin. 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

  • Condition
    Excellent. At some point the tag was cut and has been stitched back together (shown in label photo). Please expand description above for full measurements..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Bust
    17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Waist
    17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Hip
    22 in. (55.88 cm)
  • Shoulder to Hem
    53 in. (134.62 cm)
  • Seller location
    Toronto, CA
  • Seller reference number
    Item# DD2455
  • Reference number
    LU1281492513

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