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1970s Leonard Paris Silk Chiffon Angel Sleeve Caftan Maxi Dress Documented


A flurry of mini white polka dots tumbles down onto dramatic black angel sleeves in this wonderful Leonard Paris dress from the Seventies. Cut from silk chiffon, the sleeves are sheer and lightweight to lend gorgeous movement to the long silhouette. The V-neckline and bandeau top also feature the print, rendered in the silk jersey fabric that the brand is known for among vintage fashion collectors.

Signature Leonard logos and white and black stripes trim the print for a graphic detail at the top of the maxi. The solid black jersey skirt has a slight A-line shape for an ease of movement perfectly suited to the look. Featured in a print advertisement for the brand, this striking gown is a standout piece for a daytime or nighttime event.

Size estimate: S


Bust: 32-34 inches

Waist: 30 inches

Hips: 36 inches

Length: 57 inches

Size estimate: Small

This vintage Leonard Paris maxi from the Seventies is in excellent condition. It is missing its label, but logo signatures within the print on the dress and the presence of the look in an advertisement for the brand make it certain that it is a Leonard Paris. The gown features angel sleeves in silk chiffon printed with white polka dots randomly scattered on a black background.

The silhouette is topped with a V-neckline at the front and the back and a bandeau bodice, each tailored from silk jersey that is also printed with white polka dots on a black background—and white and black stripes that trim the features. The skirt has a slight A-line shape and is made from solid black silk jersey.

An 11-inch zipper appears at the back. This dress has been professionally dry-cleaned and pressed. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.

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