Azzaro Haute Couture Purple Silk Dress and Cape, Circa 1976

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A magnificent piece of haute couture, this iconic 1970s ensemble commands the attention of everyone in the room. A unique choice for a Black Tie event and an incredible example of 1970s drama at its best, both dress and matching cape are crafted in purple silk jersey, with the dress featuring hand crochet detailing set with faceted crystal beads in the same tone.

Renowned for dressing the elite women of French society, Loris Azzaro launched his fashion line in Paris in the mid 1960s and garnered huge success by 1968. Often creating glamorous, form fitting evening dresses that featured ornate beading or daring cut away detail, Azzaro dressed numerous celebrities over the course of his long career, including Raquel Welch, Sophia Loren, Kate Winslet and Nicole Kidman.

Details

  • Material Notes
    Beadwork
  • Condition
    Excellent. Both dress and cape are in perfect condition with no marks, tears, alterations, nor any loss of beading and the ensemble bears the original label.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Bust
    33.07 in. (84 cm)
  • Waist
    29.13 in. (74 cm)
  • Hip
    33.46 in. (85 cm)
  • Shoulder to Hem
    58.27 in. (148 cm)
  • Seller Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Reference Number
    LU724228064
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