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Courrèges Black Metallic Polka Dot Layered Maxi Dress, 1970s


André Courrèges was a visionary of youthful and innovative designs. While known for his quirky space-age fashions, his later work offered a blend between unconventional fabrics and classic design features.

This 1973 maxi dress features a silky black bodice with a relaxed fit. The sleeves and tiered skirt are done in a lightly textured chiffon with clack metallic polka dots. The various layers of the skirt create a scaled design that finishes in a striking asymmetrical hem.

Strips of silver vinyl accent the collar, waist, and hems of the skirt flounces. On the back, a dramatic keyhole that compliments the opacity and translucency of the other two fabrics. Blending together multiple textures and aesthetics, this dress is both mod and demure that makes for a fun vintage option to add to almost any wardrobe.

Size estimate: S/M

Shoulders: no defined seams

Bust: up to 40 inches

Waist: 28 inches

Hips: 34 inches

Length: 54-62 inches

The bodice is lined in a matching black silk while the skirt is lined in a white silk. The dress closes at the side with a concealed zip in addition to hooks behind the vinyl bows at centre back.

In excellent condition, this dress has been professionally eco 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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