70s Green Qiana Maxi Dress
Spearmint green gown of wonderfully soft and slinky Qiana nylon. Features a V-neck, notched no-cuff long sleeves, and incredibly sexy, figure-flattering diagonal gathering across the torso. Unlined. Nylon Talon back zip. From the 1970s, of course, and the Alma P. estate.
Brothers Simon and Tobias Sakowitz, Ukrainian immigrants to the U.S., took orders and delivered their clothing via bicycle to merchant seamen in Galveston, Texas. By 1902, they'd founded a department store, which eventually expanded to 13 locations. In 1988 Australian developer L.J. Hooker bought the chain. It closed in 1990. The family name continues today with Houston's Sakowitz Furs.
Fiber/Care: 100% "Qiana" Nylon knit, washable
background: Qiana was developed and patented by DuPont in 1962, and was used in higher-end clothing when brought to market in 1968. By the 70s, it had become the must-have fabric for men's disco shirts and women's slinky dresses. Today, it is highly collectible.
Condition: no flaws to note
*This maxi dress is freshly laundered and ready to wear.*
Garment Measurements: note that the dress has some stretch
- labeled a size 10, but go by measurements, below -
bust: 36"/91.5" plus lots of room from gathers and stretch
length: 57.5"/146cm (will be shorter with a body in it)
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(BDV SKU: 00440-007)
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