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"
Bust 36"
Waist 28"
Hips 42"
Length 57"

Item: S20-106
Price: $1200.00


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