Jean Varon

Op Art Maxi Dress, 1970s

£400.00 GBP

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Product Details

A rare 1970s vintage Jean Varon printed maxi dress. In a black cotton voile, which is unlined on the top to retain the sheer, lightweight quality of the fabric making it look so current and more versatile - allowing it to be worn with just a bra / bandeau underneath or a slip. The skirt is so vibrantly printed with an op art style pattern in hues of orange, purple and white.


The balloon sleeves are voluminous, giving a luxe hippie feel whilst the frilly / ruffle edges give a gothic, almost victorian touch. So versatile, this gown would be perfect for in the evening / party, as a striking boho day dress or worn on a summer vacation. In the book 'John Bates: Fashion designer' by renowned fashion collector and historian, Richard Lester, there are early sketches of this dress stating that "For John [Jean Varon] the fabric came first... his designs became wearable works of art".



Estimated Size: UK 6/ US 2/ EU 34. Please check measurements.


Bust - Free

Underbust - 28” / 71cm (measure just underneath bust)

Waist - Free

Hips - 44” / 112cm

Length (Shoulder to Hem) - 56” / 142cm

Please note: Dress might suit a more petite frame as the wrist openings are quite small.


Details & Condition

Era: 1970's

Designer: Jean Varon

Fabric: Cotton Voile


- Back zipper

- Skirt lined


Excellent Vintage Condition - No noticeable stains, tears or holes. Couple of the tiniest spots of wear to front (pictured).