1970s French Couture Navy Jersey Embellished Grecian Dress

This mid to late 1970s navy and sequin detail Grecian dress is a show stopping unlabelled couture piece. It is skilled work and has mostly been made by hands trained in haute couture techniques. The designer that immediately springs to mind is that of Loris Azzaro, whose simple and elegant lines came to epitomise the high end occasion wear of the era. His designs were worn by Marisa Berenson, Jane Birkin (pictured here), Brigitte Bardot and Romy Schneider among others. Following the 50th anniversary of the couture house, Olivier Theyskens took the top creative job in 2020 and has reimagined the famous key hole silhouettes and flowing lines of the founder.

The dress features a V neckline to both front and back, and gathered, capped sleeves with intricate gold and silver embroidery, beaded and sequin detail. The main fabric is cut from a true navy silk jersey, which feels lovely and soft on the skin. The material is gathered at the waist, which has a wide waistband, complete with an 'O' ring repeat pattern which reveals the skin. The skirt flows down to the floor and flows beautifully, lending itself to the more Grecian and bohemian styles of the late 1970s.

In beautiful vintage condition, with no marks or flaws. Although the fabric has some stretch, due to the nature of the embroidered waistband it would best fit up to a UK 10, or 6 US. An outstanding couture dress which could be worn for a high profile event or special occasion.


BUST: 36 in. ( 91.44 cm )
SHOULDER: 18.5 in. ( 46.99 cm )
WAIST: 27 in. ( 68.58 cm )
HIP: 40 in. ( 101.6 cm )
LENGTH: 53.5 in. ( 135.89 cm )

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

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