Maxi Gown Italian Bold Florals 1970s


Sprezzatura! An ankle length sheath with split mandarin collar and elbow length sleeves, this wondrous early-1970s slice of summertime is all about the print. Green and green and navy square figures on a GREEN ground have enormous pink and scarlet graphic psychedelic poppies artfully scattered around. Made in Italy by "G aLerie" (registered trademark, don't forget), an original design by one Sr Saul Villa in, they proudly state, 100% Polyester (ah when poly was new...). There's no size marking but it would work on a 4 to probably a 10.

Measurements: bust 36", waist 30", hip 38", shoulder 13.5", sleeve 9", length 55"

STORY A costume for the film Fellini didn't get around to making--about the pope's vacation in Positano, which stars, of course, Claudia Cardinale and Silvana Mangano. Since I wasn't cast, I never did get around to wearing the frock.


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