Leonard

LEONARD c. 1973 Vintage Documented Signature Print Silk Jersey Maxi Dress Size S

This instantly recognizable and especially beautiful Leonard dress from c. 1973 is crafted from the typical fine silk jersey with a bold print in various shades of pink, rusty orange and soft brown with the famous "Leonard" signature scattered throughout. The dress features a fitted bodice with a v-neckline, extra-long, billowing sleeves with buttoned cuffs (with three original silk-covered buttons each) and fine sew in pleats. The flared full-length skirt features those vertical sewn in pleats as well. The dress closes with a hand set back zipper and features an internal waist stay with hook and eye closure. 100% silk, unlined. Made in France.

Reference picture from Jours de France 1973, shot by Draeger.

CONDITION
Excellent. A few minimal snags (quasi inherent to this delicate fabric) that do not detract, as visible in the pictures. No stains, zero colour bleeding - remarkable condition.

SIZE
No size tag, will best fit a D 36, F 38, I 42, US 6, UK 10, SMALL

MEASUREMENTS (laid flat and unstretched - the fabric has some stretch)
Shoulders 36,0 cm/14.2"
Bust 42,0 cm/16.5"
Waist 36,0 cm/14.2" (no stretch!)
Hip 53,0 cm/20.9"
Sleeves 67,0 cm/26.4"
Length 140,0 cm/55.1"