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Wallis 1970s Vintage Raw Silk Belted Shift Dress with Collar, UK8-10

Wallis 1970s Vintage Raw Silk Belted Shift Dress with Collar, UK8-10

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A fantastic 1970s vintage shift dress by Wallis, in beautiful quality heavy natural raw silk.

It is A line to knee length with a  large dagger collar and slit front.  Short cuffed sleeves, slanted pockets to front, optional tie belt.

Back zip, unlined.


Wallis began in London in 1923, in Chapel Market, London.  From the 1950s, under the leadership of Jeffrey Wallis, son of the founder, the company became known for its selections from Paris – from 1957 this was known as 'pick of Paris', later this became 'Paris Originals' – and produced exact copies of top couture clothes. Paying a fee to attend the fashion shows of names such as Courreges, Chanel and Dior, Wallis buyers were then entitled to reproduce a small number of patterns from each show – in practice, another dozen or so would be recreated from memory.  The store's mannequins would wear canvas covers in the run up to a grand unveiling of the latest designs.The copies of Chanel suits created by the store attracted a loyal following among London socialites and working women alike. During the Profumo Affair trial of 1963, Christine Keeler in the wore a different Wallis outfit every day.

Source: Wikipedia


Material: raw silk

Size:  vintage UK10 - est UK8 

Measurements (laid flat):

Shoulder to shoulder:  38cm

Bust: 86cm

Waist: 75cm

Hips: 98cm

Length: 96cm

Sleeve: 24cm

Condition:  Very good - the silk is in beautiful condition but there is a faint discolouration at the back hem, possibly an iron mark.  


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