This immaculately presented vintage original 'Official' dress is in wonderful condition. A little something to wear for any formal event or just to make a statement. Wear this piece to add panache and chic fashion-forward style to any working wardrobe.
Perfect for swanning in to a room at a ball, black tie or appropriate for a wedding. Dress up or down as you choose! The sleeves and and flattering shape of this dress is easy to imagine would look great with strappy sandals or elegant pumps.
Circa: 1940-2000 Label/Brand: L'Officiel Source or Origin: Private Collection NZ Condition: Excellent Fabric: Easy Care Georgette (Acrylic/Nylon,Poly) wash and wear Modern Size Indicator*: 12 - 14 Measurements: Bust 38 cm, Hip 30 cm, Waist 40 cm (as per label) Vintage Size Indicator: 16 Fit: Fitted at bust Fixture: Original
DESIGNER INFORMATION: According to New Zealand Fashion Museum, "Designer Marie Bacon launched the label L'Officiel after buying the Stylish Clothing Company in 1964. The company grew steadily and began to export to Australia from the early 1970s. In the 1980s, Stylish entered the American export market and supplied the department stores Macy’s, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom’s under the L’Officiel brand." NOTE:Sale Items/Damaged Items such as this cannot be exchanged, refunded or returned.
Our vintage items are rated as follows:
Excellent: Near-or new quality, with no noted flaws often in original packaging or, with original tags (deadstock)
Very Good:May have some minor issue, as noted
Good: Some minor flaws which may be repairable, or do not detract from the garment when worn
Rescue: Flaws as described which may or may not detract when worn in most cases possibility of repair
We estimate sizes as current or, 'modern' sizing rather than vintage sizing as eras do vary.
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