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Vintage Sonia Rykiel Paris Black Devore Velvet Dress Sleeveless w Shawl Wrap Size L 12


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This is a gorgeous black devour / burnout velvet evening dress made in France by Sonia Rykiel Paris.  The dress is sleeveless with narrow shoulder straps and has a matching shawl wrap.  The bodice has a large decorative rosette at either side front.  The dress is cut straight with a flounce at the bottom.  The dress is lined in polyester chiffon fabric.  It has a gold toned metal weight at the back neckline that is impressed with "SR".  The label used on the dress would appear to date it to the 1980s or early 90s.

Label: Sonia Rykiel Paris Made in France.  The Canadian textile identification number of CA 08992 belongs to a high-end Montreal fashion boutique that carries exclusive lines belonging to luxury brand designers such as Sonia Rykiel.

Fabric:  The content label reads 70% Viscose / 30% Silk.  Lining is 100% Polyester

Sizing: French size 42 is indicated, which should be equivalent to a US size 12 (large), but please note the following measurements, taking the style of the dress into account:

Bust:  38”

Waist:  34”

Hips:  40”

Overall Length: 55”The shawl measures 22 1/2” by 66”

It is in very good condition and looks like it saw little use.   Very clean and ready to use.

Sonia Rykiel began designing in 1962 because she was pregnant and couldn’t find a sweater that would fit her properly.  She started her business in 1965 and became noticed by Vogue magazine in 1967.  She opened her flagship store in Paris in 1968.  She passed away recently, on August the 25th, 2016.  She will be remembered both as the “Queen of Knitwear” and a true fashion innovator.

This is a gorgeous evening dress - excellent French quality from a respected Paris fashion house…….