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Leonard Paris Silk Floral Floral Print Open Square-Back Maxi Dress, 1970s
Known for their unique, feminine prints and exotic designs, Leonard Paris is a staple when it comes to comfortable yet elegant designs. In a sense, every Leonard dress is a canvas on which beautiful artwork can be displayed and worn.
This early 1970s dress is done in their signature silk jersey. It features a whimsical floral design with white daisies and other flowers in shades of fuchsia, rose, yellow-orange, and coral on an oyster grey ground and features the “Leonard” signature throughout.
From a round neck with a dense floral border offset by pink and white stripes, the dress is in the Directoire style characterized by its defined empire waist and column silhouette. Light gathering on the skirt adds some dimension to the smooth panels of fabric while semi-puffed sleeves add volume.
On the back, a deep square neckline perfectly balances the modest front of the dress. This dress offers a sense of vintage sophistication through its classic design and artistic print making it a great option as an evening look or an upscale party dress.
Size estimate: XS/S
Sleeves: 22 inches
Waist: 26 inches
Hips: 36 inches
Length: 59 inches
On the left side, the dress features a 21-inch slit outlined in the striped and floral border print. Unlined, this dress closes at centre back with a concealed zip (please note that the dress fully zips however is a bit too small for the mannequin). In very good condition, there are some stains on the interior neck facing that are not visible during wear.
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.