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Vintage 1969 Molyneux Haute Couture Metallic Lace and Crepe Bell-Sleeve Jumpsuit

$2,200

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Incredibly rare and highly collectible Edward Molyneux metallic lace jumpsuit from his 1969-70 collection. After a period working for the British fashion designer Lucile, Molyneux opened his fashion house in Paris and dressed the likes of Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Gertrude Lawrence, Margaret Leighton, and Vivien Leigh. He firmly believed in simplicity; subtle in color and perfect in cut. This breathtaking jumpsuit was custom made for Lebanese-born French actress and film director Delphine Seyrig. I adore the sparkling metallic threaded floral-garden lace mixed with the rose colored crepe-silk underlay. The bodice has a chic scalloped illusion neckline which flows into angelic bell-sleeves. The wide palazzo pant legs flow beautifully when worn. As Caroline Milbank once pointed out, "Molyneux was the designer to whom a fashionable woman would turn if she wanted to be absolutely right without being utterly predictable." We added many pictures so one can understand and appreciate this couture beauty. Measurements Bust: 37-38 inches Waist: 34 inches Hips: up to 44 inches Total Length: 57 inches Pant Inseam: 27 inches This Edward Molyneux Haute-Couture jumpsuit is in excellent condition with no rips, holes or stains. The lace is in immaculate condition and all seams are completely hand-finished. Perfectly working back hand-set metal zipper. Only sign of age is one some area of discoloration to the crepe underlay which is not noticeable when worn. Please message for detailed pictures. Museum quality and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.

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  • Brand
  • Dimensions
    Length: 57 in. (144.78 cm)Bust: 38 in. (96.52 cm)Hip: 44 in. (111.76 cm)
  • Style
    Jumpsuit (In the Style Of)
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU30911563152

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