|Givenchy silk, organza and crepe dress, 1972|
|Block colour maxi dress, 1970s|
|By the 1970s, svelte lines of the maxi dress where replacing the more angular lines of the 1960s mini dress|
Both dresses comprise of a V-neck bodice with wide frill collar. Both are full skirted, flouncing from the waist with sash belts. Each dress has a decorative hem that echoes the design of the collar.
Hubert de Givenchy was born in 1927 and designed for Schiaparelli's boutique before launching his own label in 1952, producing beautiful ball gowns and evening dresses.
By the 1970s, Western Society was becoming increasingly multicultural and this was reflected in the clothing- you only have to look at the Asian and African inspired 'hippie' fashions and prints of the time.
Both dresses have taken inspiration from the gypsy dress; retaining the classic fluid lines while dispensing with the use of bright colours or patterns in order to create sophisticated and timeless pieces.
I couldn't even hazard a guess at the price of the Givenchy dress, but my handpicked beauty will be available to purchase on the Prick-me-Dainty website, giving you the chance to dress like a starlet at a fraction of the cost!
Lots of love,