1970s Couture Silk Jersey Dress and Jacket With Sequin Bodice


This 1970s turquoise silk satin jersey dress and jacket set is unlabelled haute couture having been entirely handmade in France in the early part of the decade. It is reminiscent of work by Givenchy and Yves Saint Laurent but we have not been able to attribute the ensemble. It is comprised of an ankle length evening gown with beaded embroidery, satin skirt and matching bolero jacket. The dress is sleeveless with a round neckline, deep scoop window at the reverse and princess seams to shape the bodice, which showcases some exquisite embellishment. Clusters of rocaille beads, sequins and prong-set crystal rhinestones are skilfully embroidered into an intricate floral design in turquoise, silver and azure on a marine blue chiffon overlay. The skirt by contrast is plain turquoise satin gathered in soft pleats below the waistband with concealed pockets on the side seams below each hip. The jacket is in matching satin and fastens at the front with 6 x loop hole fabric covers buttons below a V neckline. The fabric is gathered daintily at the shoulders, cuffs and hem to create a gamine feminine aesthetic and there are beautiful piped seams to trim the front, hem, and cuffs to echo the detail on the hem of the skirt. Both bodice and skirt are lined and there is a concealed zip fastening at the centre reverse of the dress. This striking ensemble is of superb quality and in pristine vintage condition, would best suit a US size 4, UK size 8.

Bust - 40"
Length - 16.5"
Sleeve- 21.5"
Across Back - 13.5"

Bust - 32"
Waist - 26"
Hip - 38"
Length - 38"


Pickup available at CIRCA VINTAGE

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Will you set anything aside for me before I come?

We are happy to find anything you may be interested in from our website - please let us know a week in advance. 

We also have an extensive offline collection. If you let us know your size, style, favourite colour to wear and perhaps your budget, we can browse through our archive in advance of your appointment. 

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Clients may wish to bring modern shapewear when trying on garments from certain eras, especially the 1950s. Vintage clothing was often worn with undergarments that shaped the waist and as such is tailored for them.

We have a huge variety of slip dresses and petticoats to complete your look; many of which are also for sale.

You may also wish to bring your favourite footwear. We often find a classic pair of nude shoes work well when trying on, or a pair in gold or silver.

Do you have a price range?

Many of our lower-priced pieces (under £150) are not available to buy online. Our prices range from £80 - £600 for separates. Dresses start at around £150 and go up to £2,500 for the very best antique pieces and designer vintage. Our bridalwear ranges from £300 - £3,000.

Can I bring anyone with me?

Yes but please do let us know the size of your party in advance.

Where can I get alterations?

We offer some alterations in house. Should you need alterations we cannot provide, we can refer you to one of our tried and trusted tailors.

Do you have an after-care service?

We will advise you on the best way to clean and preserve your vintage pieces and can also recommend trusted local dry cleaners.

Can I cancel my appointment?

You are free to cancel but please do give us as much notice as possible. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your appointment, you will be invoiced a late cancellation fee of £25.

Where's the showroom?

Our address is Circa Vintage, 87A Lansdowne Way London SW8 2PB

Upon arrival, buzz the 87A button on the gate or call us 020 7736 5038 to let you in.

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We offer free, secure, off-street parking but it is a tight squeeze – so do let us know in advance if you will be needing this and we can make sure that there is space available.

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Stockwell (7 min walk) - Northern and Victoria Lines

Nine Elms (9 min walk) – Northern Line


Wandsworth Road (13 min walk) – Westbound to Clapham Junction / Eastbound to Dalston Junction

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