1973 Jean Varon Documented 'Cobweb' Spider Novelty Jersey Billow-Sleeve Dress
Gorgeous and ultra rare Jean Varon ‘Cobweb’ spider dress dating back to his 1973 collection. This is a museum worthy piece. Created by John Bates who started the Jean Varon label because at the time "an English name like Bates meant nothing; you had to appear to be French." When the dress debuted it was an instant hit, being featured in the British Vogue 1973 September issue. The Fashion Museum in Bath, England, has this dress in their collection, which is available to be seen by appointment. Fashioned in black jersey, it has faceted-domed glass buttons down the front and around the wide cuff billow sleeves. This iconic dress features an embroidered tulle panel on the back with applications of beads and sequins forming spiders crawling around cobwebs. The flattering nipped waist ties with a built-in belt. tie belt. This garment is a one of a kind, show-stopping piece that you will forever cherish.
Measurements Bust: 33-34 inches Waist: 25 inches Hips: Free Sweep Sleeve Length: 24 inches Designer/Label: John Bates at Jean Varon Period: 1973
This iconic Jean Varon designer dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working front hidden zipper. This garment is over 40 years old and is truly stunning.