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Jean Louis Scherrer

Vintage Jean Louis Scherrer Silk Crepe Metallic Lace Sarong Dress

$199.00

Jean Louis Scherrer

Vintage Jean Louis Scherrer Silk Crepe Metallic Lace Sarong Dress

$199.00

A stunning Jean Louis Scherrer silk crepe and metallic lace evening dress in an exclusive deep bronze caramel color. Lace bodice and sleeves are lined a crinkle silk chiffon. The silk crepe wrapped sarong skirt is self lined and has a attached (hand-stitched), draped silk swag. Long sleeves with silk crepe covered buttons and silk crepe button loops. Large shoulder pads are hand-stitched onto shoulder seams. (can be removed if desired) Hidden zipper in back. The bodice inside seam extends beyond the waist seam, forms into a stay and attaches with a hook/eye. 

DETAILS:
Label:  Jean Louis Scherrer, Paris
Decade:  1980s
Fabric: Silk Crepe, Silk Chiffon, Lace
Lining Bodice: Silk Crepe 
MEASUREMENTS:
Shoulders: 17"
Bust:  36-38''
Waist:  32’’ 
Hips:  36'' max
Sleeves: 24''
Sleeve opening: 6 3/4''
Length:  40"
BEST FITS:  S or M (see measurements)
CONDITION:  Excellent Vintage Condition
Remarks: There is a 1 1/2" split in the lace on left side of the bodice. It's barely visible and blends into the fabric
 
Label Information:
Born in Paris, Scherrer trained as a dancer at the Conservatoire de Paris until he injured his back, which put him out of action for three months. He then decided to focus on fashion design, and in 1956, joined Christian Dior as an assistant designer alongside Yves Saint Laurent. Following Dior's death in 1957, Scherrer worked under Saint Laurent, and then for Louis Ferauld, before launching his own fashion house in 1962 on the Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré with the backing of Jacques Chabrol, a French millionaire.

In the mid-1960s Scherrer had an agreement with the American department store Bergdorf-Goodman to grant them exclusive rights to reproduce and resell his designs in the States.His clients included Anne-Aymone Giscard d'Estaing,Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Raquel Welch, who wore Scherrer animal-print dresses in the 1977 film L'Animal.By the 1980s, his work was known for its opulence and luxury, with many garments hand-beaded, embroidered and lavishly trimmed.

Source: Wikipedia