Annacat Evening Dress
A striking combination of black and gold
lurex and black crepe is combined in this
glamourous 1960's evening dress from the
British design duo of Lyle and Keswick.
The generous collar and button placket, as
well as the matching belt are all made form
the same fabric as the long skirt. There is
a side zipper for ease of entry. The dress
is in excellent condition, marked a size 12,
it is closer to a contemporary size 6 so
please check the measurements.
A little information about Annacat from the
Vintage Fashion Guild; "Formed in 1965 by
friends Jane Lyle and Maggie Keswick,
Annacat was the Biba of The Brompton Road.
Although little is known about the origins
of the boutique, it is easy to show the
sense of fun and youthful enthusiasm which
encapsulates the Boutique Movement through
the designs of Annacat. They were highly
favoured by British Vogue (something which
Biba and Mary Quant struggled with
throughout the 1960s, despite their fame and
obvious charms), and the two female
designers would appear to have been very
'in' with the London scene at the time -
which might explain their favoured status.
There is a real sense of fun and decadence
about their pieces, regularly trimmed in
ostrich feathers, printed in feminine,
swirling psychedelics and with historically
influenced, sexy shapes."
Shoulders 13 1/2"