Philippe Venet

80s French Couture Gold Lamè Two Piece Coctail Dress$449.00

  • 80s French Couture Gold Lamè Two Piece Coctail Dress By Philippe Venet
  • 80s French Couture Gold Lamè Two Piece Coctail Dress By Philippe Venet
  • 80s French Couture Gold Lamè Two Piece Coctail Dress By Philippe Venet
  • 80s French Couture Gold Lamè Two Piece Coctail Dress By Philippe Venet
  • 80s French Couture Gold Lamè Two Piece Coctail Dress By Philippe Venet
  • 80s French Couture Gold Lamè Two Piece Coctail Dress By Philippe Venet
  • 80s French Couture Gold Lamè Two Piece Coctail Dress By Philippe Venet
  • 80s French Couture Gold Lamè Two Piece Coctail Dress By Philippe Venet
  • 80s French Couture Gold Lamè Two Piece Coctail Dress By Philippe Venet
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Size: extra small - small
Measurements: bust: 36 | hip: 36 | shoulder: 16 | waist: 25
Material: Lamé & silk
Philippe Venet
80s French Couture Gold Lamè Two Piece Coctail Dress

French fashion designer Philippe Venet, who was Hubert de Givenchy’s lifetime partner, launched his couture house in 1962. After his death in 2021, he was described as “one of the finest tailors in the history of French couture.” “Philippe Venet made Parisian couture shine, particularly in the United States, where he remained one of the most appreciated couturiers for a long time,” the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode said in a tribute.

This 1980s ensemble by Philippe Venet is a rare vintage treasure, especially for collectors of French couture. It comprises a gold lamè top or jacket with a thin, black diamond pattern running throughout the fabric. It is a quintessentially 1980s design with big shoulders and a surplice top with peplum that swags to one side where it ties on the side of the waist. The sleeves are gathered and quite full at the top but taper to be very narrow at the wrists (with zippers). The wrap skirt is lightly gathered but hangs straight. Both the top and skirt are lined in sheer black silk chiffon. The surface of the fabric is delicate, but should you encounter a loose end of the gold lame, just carefully clip it off – there is so much gold thread in this fabric that it won’t show at all. The measurements indicate that the ensemble is a modern size Small, or 2-4.

TOP MEASUREMENTS*
- Shoulder width is 16” to outside edges of shoulder pads.
- Chest is 34”
- Waist is 26”
- Length is 25” down center back

SKIRT MEASUREMENTS*
- Waist is 25”
- Hips measure about 36”
- Length is 22”

CONDITION
Excellent condition with no significant issues. There is some light wear to a separate waistband on the inside of the jacket that fastens in addition to the outside snaps.

This item is sold from a vintage boutique in Dallas, TX.

Color: Black & gold

Material: Lamé & silk

Very good - minimal signs of wear and tear

This item is sold from a vintage boutique in Dallas, TX.

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