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Vintage 1980's Gianfranco Ferre Dress
Drool worthy Gianfranco Ferre dress in ivory wool. Theres so much to love here. Lets start with its fit and flare shape. Then the two hip pockets. How about those split sleeves with the long cuffed black lining beneath. Or the slit in the front of the skirt underneath a box pleat. The black trim and the back bodice panel. its all so good. Zips up the back and has more box pleats there and at the sides. Black lining is rayon but it feels like silk. Has shoulder pads. I've shown it there with a narrow crinoline just to show the fullness of the skirt, You could wear without or with one a bit fuller if you like.
Excellent vintage condition. The only issues are a handful of moth nibbles that some clever person has patched at some point. Please see photo for example of this and note its priced accordingly. Otherwise I haven't spotted any stains or other real issues. There is about a half inch at the waist where some of the decorative stitching has loosened. There are slits in the seams of the black lining under both armpits but I believe thats how its intended to be.
Measurements when lying flat. Doubled at bust, waist and hip. Armpit to armpit across bust: about 35" this is a dolman and with all the openings etc this is a hard measurement to get. I'd go off the other measurements primarily and just use the bust as a guide. Waist: 27" Hips: full Shoulder to waist: 14.5" - 15" Shoulder to bottom hem: 40"
Please note: These are vintage, preworn and/or preloved items. I do my best to list any issues, but signs of wear should be expected. Please feel free to convo me with any questions. I'm truly happy to help in any way possible and I'm always up for a chat. Any accessories shown, including crinolines, are for display only, not included unless otherwise stated.