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1970s John Bates Jean Varon Vintage Chiffon Dress

SKU: 2070
Regular price $495.00
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John Bates Jean Varon Ivory Vintage Dress

1970's dreamy vintage dress from Jean Varon features sheer chiffon over a more fitted underdress! Designer Ivory cocktail party dress with John Bate's signature design element: full flowing sleeves. These ethereal sleeves have fitted cuffs with covered buttons. Back zipper on underdress and buttons on chiffon. Mint condition and would make a beautiful wedding dress for a less formal bride! Dress appears "whiter" in photographs, it is more of an ivory.

Bust   34"
Waist   26"
Hips Full
Length from top of shoulder to waist   16"
Length from waist  30"
Condition Excellent  



Jean Varon was a label that was designed by John Bates. Supposedly, he chose the name because he thought a french name would be more successful in the fashion industry than his own, which was British. His mod, op art dresses, including early plastic outfits, were ground breaking at the time. There is always a debate as to who invented the mini skirt - some say Mary Quant, some say Andre Courreges, but some say John Bates! He is perhaps most well known for his designs worn by Diana Rigg as Emma Peel in the 1960's television show, The Avengers.

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