1970 Jean Varon Documented Linen & Jersey Graphic Print Peplum Maxi Dress
Breathtaking 1970 documented black linen and colorful op-art print jersey dress by the famous Jean Varon label. John Bates started the Jean Varon label in 1960 and is possibly one of the greatest forgotten talents of this era. With no formal training, he took an apprenticeship at London couturier Herbert Sidon in the late 1950's. John explains, I called it Jean Varon because at the time an English name like John Bates meant nothing; you had to appear to be French." This gorgeous garment has a high-neck sleeveless nipped-waist peplum bodice. I love the embroidered rickrack detailed edging. The maxi skirt flows from the high waistline so you get a fantastic amount of movement. A lovely piece of fashion history that feels shockingly fresh and modern.
Measurements Bust: 35-36 inches Waist: 28 inches Hips: up to 40 inches Total Length: 58 inches
This iconic Jean Varon designer dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Only sign of age is wear to the designer label. Perfectly working back-zipper.