1970s Hardy Amies Pleated Abstract Print Silk Maxi Dress With Ribbon Detail

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This incredible 1970s abstract print silk empire line dress by iconic British designer Hardy Amies is in wonderful vintage condition and features a full length tightly pleated skirt, sailor collar and V-neckline with woven ribbon detail. Best renowned for his appointment in 1955 to HRH Queen Elizabeth II as Royal Dressmaker, Aimes created pieces for many public figures and the quality of his work is undeniably reflected in this remarkable piece. It is fully lined, fastens at the back with a zip and is in excellent condition. The deep plunging V neckline has a modesty panel comprised of latticed ribbon work in sugar pink, sky blue and olive green which consolidates at the centre bust in a bow feature and lengths of ribbon that cascade down the front of the dress, creating a bohemian aesthetic. There is a matching ribbon trim on the sailor style collar. The abstract floral print in bold pink, blue and yellow shades is tempered beautifully by softer olive tones to echo the ribbon detail. The dress is fully lined and there is a central zip fastening at the reverse. Would best suit a taller figure in a US size 4-6, UK 8-10.

Bust: 86cm/ 34”
Empire Line: 72cm/ 28.5”
Hip: 96.52 cm/38"
Length: 148cm/ 58.5”