1970s does 1930s JEAN MUIR dress | vintage rayon I magnin | xs - small
Graceful 1970's Jean Muir dress! Jean Muir was heavily inspired by 30's shapes and details and its evident in all of her collections, including this dress! With long rows of covered buttons, the way the silhouette flows and hangs on the body, even the rayon used to make it is reminiscent of 1930's rayon. Back metal zipper, unlined.
Muir was self-taught, she created a reputation for herself in designing exquisitely tailored, timeless, feminine clothing. She has been hailed as the greatest dressmaker in the world, in a league with Madame Grès, Chanel and Vionnet. She particularly liked working in soft, flowing fabrics: jersey, wool crêpe, silk satin, and soft leathers and suedes. Fluidity was particularly important to Muir who ensured comfort in all her clothes. Muir modeled her own toiles to ensure everything fit and flowed. She believed the secret to designing was primarily in understanding the female anatomy and took an exacting, mathematical approach to her designs. Her fashions stayed away from restrictive interfaced fabrics, structured tailoring and underpinnings. Her clothes were emancipated, flowing, and had a timeless quality to them.
A sample of Jean Muir's dresses can be found currently on display in the Victoria and Albert museum, The Bath Fashion History museum, and The MET.
Brand: Jean Muir/ I. Magnin
Size on tag: 8
Fits like: XS/Small
Material: rayon jersey
Condition: Very Good Vintage: Third covered button on the right wrist fabric has rubbed off. A small 1/8 of an inch round discoloration on the front of the skirt, fortunately the lovely pleats of the skirt hide it well. Very faint underarm fading.
✂-----Measurements: (very stretchy)