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1970s Leonard Paris Maxi Tunic Dress

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Product Description

Exquisite Leonard Paris  Peacock Print Dress with tie belt. Clever construction inserts darts at bust but seam finishes at side hipline. Back seam to floor. Funnel neck with covered buttons down back, loop closures.Deep hem gives possibility of lengthening dress, belt constructed in 3 panels

Peacock Feathers have been cheekily placed over bust and crotch area in typical provocative 1970s manner.

In 1960 Daniel Tribouillard   launched an innovative  new process for printing English weaves which were very fashionable at the time but thought  to be unprintable.  In 1968 he then  presented his first collection of printed silk jersey dresses with emphasis to  the lightness of the fabric: “The Leonard Dress: 150g of happiness”. Leonard dresses are recognisable to date  for the style of the design and the fabric used.

There is  an intriguing  possibility that this dress dates from 1975 when a new set of Hera colour ways were produced to coincide with Liberty’s Centenary celebrations. Hera or Peacock Feather design is usually attributed to Arthur Silver of the Silver Studios (1895), but also to Arthur’s son Rex Silver (1900) or even Christopher Dresser in 1876 for the original patent on a peacock feather design.

Unfortunately  this particular garment lost the label “in transit”.

LABEL – No Label, size Label 48



COLOUR – Dark green, deep blue, turquoise blue, medium blue, light green, peacock feather eyes are deep purple and lavender surrounded by mustard yellow. Black outlines

DATE – 1970s

CLOSURE – 19 closely placed buttons at back

CONDITION – Excellent – Used with no noticeable flaws.


Shoulder width: 470 mm (18.5 inches)

Neck: 400 mm (15 inches)

Sleeve length with turned up cuff: 530 mm (21 Inches)

Armhole: 420 mm (16 inches)

Cuff : 200mm (8 inches)

Length shoulder to hem: 1320mm (52 inches)

Deep Hem: 80 mm ( 3 inches)

Bust: 1000mm (39.5 inches)

Waist: 960mm (38 inches)

Hip: 960mm (38 inches)

Circumference at Hem: 1180mm (46 inches)

Belt: width 35mm (1.5 inches) length 1550 mm (62 inches)

BODY SHAPE – Universal