1966 Jacques Esterel Haute Couture Documented Teal Green Op-Art Mod Dress
Condition: Very Good
A well documented and ultra rare Jacques Esteral haute couture teal and cream op-art mod dress dating back to his 1966 fall-winter collection. Couturier Jacques Esterel liked to refer to himself as a "Parisian craftsman of dresses and songs." In fact he was an entertainer as well as a designer, writing several plays and songs for the guitar in addition to running his many boutiques throughout Europe. He brought his theatrical side into his clothing, creating amusing novelties and employing outrageous styles and props, so much so that many of his admirers and critics considered him more of a showman than a serious couturier. The bold op-art design on this dress takes its inspiration right out of mod subculture. The construction is truly incredible. As shown, duel zippers cleverly run down the sides of the front panels. Lots of hidden snaps help keep the mock-collar perfectly in place. The graphic insert work using cotton-gabardine is quite impressive. The flattering A-line construction emphasizes a woman's gorgeous shape without adding any bulk or volume to the actual hips. Documented pieces like this are becoming harder and harder to find due to their historical value. A beautiful museum worthy wearable treasure that every fashionista looks for.
This 1966 Jacques Esterel haute couture dress is in wonderful wearable condition with no stains, discoloration or alternations. Perfectly working front hidden metal-zippers and fully lined. Only sign of age is some abrasion to the cream fabric. Please message for detailed pictures. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.