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Mac Tac of Paris Jersey Print Maxi Dress, 1970s


In collaboration with the renowned Paris house of prints, Leonard, the graphic and print designer Mac Tac offered this zany almost surrealist print for this 1970s silky nylon jersey maxi dress. This dress combines a buff and black zebra stripe motif that has been stitched in various areas to make an optical illusion throughout. Slight gathers under the bust slightly draw the eye as it adds more dimension to the optical print.

On the skirt portion flowing from a basque waist a floral motif of poppies, and a spray of other warm orange-toned florals are framed down centre front on a soft sand ground that is also mirrored on the back. The plunging neckline and the waist detail garner a geometric path that entice the eye to follow across the dress down to the center piece of the skirt. From the waist, a tie is affixed that allows the waist to be further defined.

Size estimate: S/M

Shoulders: 14.5 inches

Sleeves: 23 inches

Bust: 36 inches

Waist: 28 inches, can be cinched smaller with the sash

Hips: up to 37 inches

Length: 57 inches

Unlined, this dress can simply be slipped over the head for wear. Professionally eco dry cleaned and pressed this dress is in very-good condition with only one mark that did not come out during cleaning. 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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