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Vintage Givenchy Numbered Haute Couture Black Strapless Ruffled Gown, 1970s


Established in 1952, the house of Givenchy has become renowned as one of the quintessential fashion houses associated with the drama and opulence of haute couture. In addition to being the favorite designer of the iconic Audrey Hepburn, Hubert de Givenchy is highly acclaimed for his constant reimagination of the timeless little black dress.

Elevating the LBD trope, this circa 1978 couture strapless Givenchy gown exemplifies a classic elegance. Made in a charcoal black silk, the bodice incorporates a high, straight neckline and is overlaid with ruched organza. This soft textural element floats to the waistline where the dramatic tiered skirt begins. Layers of lose ruffles extend to the floor in an almost Spanish style with an equally commanding presence and an aura of graceful femininity.

Size estimate: S/M


Bust: 34 inches

Waist: 28 inches

Hips: up to 40 inches

Bodice length: 10 inches

Waist to hem: 45 inches

This Givenchy evening dress has been made and hand-finished to couture standards and is a testament to high-fashion and timeless aesthetic. In excellent condition, the bodice of this dress has been structured by cased boning and is lined in silk on the skirt portion finishing with a concealed, side metal zip.

Under the label is the haute couture numbered label tape under the tag marked “71518”. 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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