2000s Max Mara Silver Sequin Halter Neck Dress

You're sure to turn eyes wearing this Max Mara evening gown, circa 2006-2007, just in time for the holiday and awards season. This showstopper of a dress reflects the 2000s Max Mara aesthetic and perfectly encapsulates the 'quiet luxury' trend for timeless investment pieces. It is entirely embellished by hand and adorned allover with 2 types of metallic sequins onto a warm grey mesh. The satin finish lining is visible through the mesh and together with the magnificent arrangement of sequins, provides an elegant multidimensional finish to the dress. A plunging, but not distasteful, halter top secures the dress around the wear's neck for a party ready look. An invisible zipper closes at the middle back of the dress.

In perfect unworn condition and is labelled as a UK 12 or US 10 with all tags attached. Fits true to size. Bought for a society wedding but the vendor choose another dress on the day; it has remained in professional storage for over 15 years. Original purchase price was close to £1700 at that time.

Achille Maramotti founded Max Mara in 1951 in the Italian city of Reggio Emilia. The word Mara is his last name shortened and Max chosen to give the brand more international appeal. Max Mara was the first super brand in Italy to manufacture at scale, high-quality, women’s ready to wear clothing. This was a somewhat avant-garde idea in the Italy of the time, where fashion was still an exclusively hand-crafted activity.

Bust - 30 in. (76.5 cm)
Waist - 33 in. (76.5 cm)
Hip - 50in. (101.5cm)
Length - 59in. (150 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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