Vintage Mexicana of Sloane Street Cotton and Lace Wedding Dress, UK8-10
A heavenly vintage wedding dress from Mexicana, 1978, in exceptional condition.
Made of wonderful, unbleached, crisp ivory cotton, the dress has a V neck edged with crochet lace, on a fitted bodice with pin tuck panel and lace inserts. Wide fitted panel at the waist.
The sleeves are fitted to the elbow and then full and gathered, edged with crochet lace.
The skirt flares out from the waist to the ankle, in gorgeous zig-zag panels of pin tucks and crochet lace. Narrow tie belt in matching fabric.
Back zip, unlined.
Mexicana was a boutique in Sloane Street set up by Mexican Alfredo Bouret, a celebrated fashion illustrator of his day who, having illustrated designs for Balmain, Balenciaga, and Chanel, had a highly successful career at Vogue. In the 1960s he opened Mexicana, to sell clothes he designed himself to celebrate the art and culture of his native Mexico. It was an instant success due to the gorgeous designs, which chimed with contemporary audiences, and the high standards of workmanship.