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Vintage 1980s Louis Feraud Silk Dress Memphis Design Group Era Size Small 6


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This is a wonderful vintage 80s period silk dress made by Louis Feraud.  The dress features a print definitely influenced by the Memphis Design Group headed by Ettore Sottass, complete with squiggles and swathes of bright colour - the squiggles also are a little reminiscent of Keith Haring.  The dress is made in a simple, easy to wear style with a “jewel” neckline, short sleeves, an elasticized waist and a swag at the left side of the skirt.  The dress is made in a to-the-knee length and does up with a zipper at the upper back.  It is lined in red viscose.   

Age: 1980s

Label: Louis Feraud Made in W. Germany.  Louis Feraud (1920-1999) opened his first boutique in Cannes, France in 1950.  He established his couture house in Paris in 1955 and by 1957 was dressing the Parisian elite, designing many of the outfits used by Brigitte Bardot in her movies.  He showed his first collection in 1958.

Color: Red, purple, bright green, lemon-lime, pink and black

Material: 100% silk

Sizing: Size 6 is indicated, so it is a small size - please rely on the following measurements for fit, taking into account the style of the dress, as this needs to fit well at the bust (please take your body measurements for comparison):

Shoulders:  16 1/4” from shoulder/sleeve seam to shoulder/sleeve seam

Sleeves:  9” from the shoulder/sleeve seam

Bust: 38” around, should fit loosely 

Waist: 27” around unstretched, can stretch out to 34”

Hips:  39” around, meant to be a little roomy

Length: 41”, measured flat

Condition:  It is in very good condition with no wear, tear, stains or odors.  The dress appears to have seen very little use and was well cared for over the years.  

This is a perfect 80s era dress - wearable art!