1970's Jacques Réval Paris Navy Chiffon Sequin-Stripe Pleated Maxi Dress
An ultra-chic and hard to find Jacques H. Reval Parisian couturier navy blue silk-chiffon maxi dress dating back to the early 1970's. Though his work has only recently begun to be appreciated, during the 1960's and 1970's he operated a small popular atelier which had purchase orders from all over the world. From what I learned, he produced high-end evening wear for the jet-set culture who loved to add embellishment and unusual sequin work to their clothing. I think this beauty is one of the best examples of early 1970's dolly glamour I have seen in a long time. This dress has a fantastic white sequin stripe pattern throughout the bodice, which has lovely iridescent shimmer. I adore the fully-beaded bow trimmed collar and semi-sheer billow sleeves. The same sequin work continued on the wide cuffs. The belted nipped waist with heavily pleated skirting flatters a woman's seductive shape without adding any bulk or volume to the actual hips. A timeless couture look for any modern event.
Measurements Bust: 34-35 inches Waist: 26 inches Hips: up to 37 inches Total Length: 56 inches
This Jacques H. Reval designer dress is in excellent wearable condition with no rips, holes or stains. Closes with back metal zipper and fully lined. Only sign of wear are a few missing sequins which is not noticeable when worn. A gorgeous vintage investment piece that will only go up in value.