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80s Vintage Dress by Celine Paris in Voile Chiffon Chevron Striped Pattern


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This is a 1980s era voile chiffon dress made in France by Celine Paris.  The dress is made in a shirt style with button up front, shirt type collar and cuffed sleeves.  The shoulders are padded in 1980s fashion and the sleeves are slightly blouson.  It closes with five abalone shell buttons down the front, each engraved with the “Celine” double C logo.  The skirt is lined with a blue slip while the upper dress is unlined and semi-transparent due to the sheer fabric.  The sleeves are in a mid-forearm length and button at the cuff with a shell button like those down the front.  The fabric is made in an eye catching black chevron pattern superimposed on alternating vertical stripes in colors of teal, gold yellow, purple, magenta, orange and chartreuse.  There is a matching belt to cinch the waist if desired.

Age: 1980s, most likely later in the decade

Label: Celine Paris.  Celine was founded in 1945 by husband and wife team Richard and Celine Vipiana as a children’s shoe store.  In 1967, they present a line of elegant sportswear and by the 1970s, Celine is known as a luxury house, producing high quality fashion garments.

Sizing: French size 44 is indicated, which should be equivalent to a US size 12 (large).  Please rely on the following measurements for fit:

Shoulders:  16 1/2” across from seam to seam

Sleeves:  17” from shoulder seam

Sleeve Inseam:  10 1/2”

Bust:  38 to 40” around, but meant to hang somewhat loosely

Waist:  30”, but could be cinched with belt if desired

Hips:  38” - 40”

Overall length:  48”

Condition:  It is in very good condition - very clean and looks like it saw little, if any, use.  This has been well kept and stored over the years.

This is a very nice quality dress by a label that is known for luxury goods......interesting 80s design!