Vintage 1970s Italian Designer Silk Dress - NEW!

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$340.00 AUD
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Size: Medium

Dress - Please note this is a little stretch to the dress due to the construction. The measurements are at rest.

Bust: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm

Hips: 40 inches + 102 cm

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 18 inches + 46 cm (straps adjustable)

Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 44 inches + 112 cm 

Hem Length : 1.5 inches + 4 cm

Zipper Length: 10 inches + 25 cm (closed in zipper - allow room for getting on and off)

Seam Allowance: 0.5 inches + 1.25 cm (per side)

Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.



* 1970s silk dress with silver and blue horizontal stripes

* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist 

* Dress bodice with short sleeves and wide oval neckline

* Sleeveless bodice with thick shoulder straps

* Diamond shape pinch pleating at neckline to bust

* Side metal zipper with original belt with logo on buckle

* Skirt has  identical pinch pleating at centre waist to hips

* Unlinedwith serged seams

* Label reads Gianni Baldini

Gianni Baldini was an Italian designer boutique fashion house, contemporary with Pucci. The label was sold worldwide, with the luxury department store chains, B. Altman & Co and Bonwit Teller distributing it throughout the United States. Baldini's special distinction in the fashion world lay in his fabrics. Indeed, his first foray into the commercial world was in designing and printing furnishing fabrics for use in interior design. He ventured into fashion in the 1950s selling beachwear and play clothes featuring his fabric designs from a small shop. When he presented a selection of his collections in Florence in 1956, he attracted buyers from all over the world, adding lingerie and sleepwear for his American concerns. When he moved to Milan in 1962, he expanded his range to include formal dresses, coats and suits. His label produced both haute-couture and designer fashion and he also collaborated with other couturiers, notably Yves St Laurent. During the 1970s, his prices started from $40 USD for bikinis up to $350 for his evening clothes - quite a hefty price in those days.



Excellent vintage condition.

Without notable flaws, it's in great condition for its age. Looks hardly worn.

Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws will be highlighted here.



A beautiful example of the work of Gianni Baldini. The silk fabric is absolutely stunning and the silhouette is soft and flowing. A truly lovely dress.

The listing is for the dress only and does not include any other accessories that may have been photographed with the item. 

This item has been pinned to the dress form.


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