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
Designer
Loris Azzaro
Brand
Azzaro
Place of Origin
France
Period
1970-1979
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)
Dealer Location
London, United Kingdom
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU724228064
Address
William Vintage
2 Marylebone Street
London W1G 8JQ
GB
+44 1315101958
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