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This is a rare vintage Mila Schon shift dress from the 1970s. It is a creamy ivory silk with giant pink and purple circles. This medium weight double faced silk dress is sleeveless with a round neckline and it closes with a centered back zipper. This is such a perfect example of Mila Schon's attention to detail and love of mod dot prints! We love that she used double faced fabrics that gave her garments the right weight and opacity. Mila Schon is one of those designers who helped define the "quiet Luxury" category and her pieces are coveted by those who love high quality fashion!

Mila Schön's was from a wealthy aristocratic Yugoslavian family who fled to Italy to escape communism. While in Italy, she became more interested in high fashion and among other designers, she became a client of the master couturier Cristobal Balenciaga. When her family lost its fortune, she decided to make money through her interest in fashion. Schön was 35 when she opened a small shop in Milan, where she began doing what many designers of the time were doing, copying Parisian runway designs. But by the mid-1960s Schön was showing her original designs. Her tailoring was meticulously detailed and cut in her favourite double-faced fabrics. Some of her clients included Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, her sister Lee Radziwill Ross, and Babe Paley.
Schön described her company slogan as "Not how much, but how." She started her ready to wear line in 1971 and we believe this dress to have come from one of her earlier ready to wear collections.

1970s Mila Schon Ivory Silk Shift Dress w Pink & Purple Circles

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Description

This is a rare vintage Mila Schon shift dress from the 1970s. It is a creamy ivory silk with giant pink and purple circles. This medium weight double faced silk dress is sleeveless with a round neckline and it closes with a centered back zipper. This is such a perfect example of Mila Schon's attention to detail and love of mod dot prints! We love that she used double faced fabrics that gave her garments the right weight and opacity. Mila Schon is one of those designers who helped define the "quiet Luxury" category and her pieces are coveted by those who love high quality fashion!

Mila Schön's was from a wealthy aristocratic Yugoslavian family who fled to Italy to escape communism. While in Italy, she became more interested in high fashion and among other designers, she became a client of the master couturier Cristobal Balenciaga. When her family lost its fortune, she decided to make money through her interest in fashion. Schön was 35 when she opened a small shop in Milan, where she began doing what many designers of the time were doing, copying Parisian runway designs. But by the mid-1960s Schön was showing her original designs. Her tailoring was meticulously detailed and cut in her favourite double-faced fabrics. Some of her clients included Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, her sister Lee Radziwill Ross, and Babe Paley.
Schön described her company slogan as "Not how much, but how." She started her ready to wear line in 1971 and we believe this dress to have come from one of her earlier ready to wear collections.

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