Vinage Jean Patou Navy Sailor Dress 1960s

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Vinage Jean Patou Navy Sailor Dress 1960s

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$395.00

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Item details

Vintage from the 1960s

Materials

silk, buttons, ribbon, grosgrain

This vintage Jean Patou silk dress, makes you want to shout "Anchors Away!" The mid 1960's silk shift shows affinity for tailored design. The clean, simple sculptural lines and elegant sleeveless bodice is extremely flattering. Features a sailor collar with grosgrain detail and patch pockets with beautiful gold buttons.

Made in France.

37" Bust
38" Waist
39.5" Hips
35" Length

In excellent vintage condition.

Wear consistent with age and use.

100% Authentic

Jean Patou opened his first design house, Parry, in 1912. Two years later he reformed the company under his own name, but was forced to leave it in the care of his family while he was deployed during WWI. He was back in business after the war and in 1919 the House of Patou began in earnest. His clothes were sporty and youthful and they were a big success both in France and in the United States. He not only designed dresses, but also true sportswear such as tennis dresses, ski ensembles, and bathing suits.

In 1924 Patou traveled to the US and when he returned to Paris he took with him six American models. The American trade was an important part of his business and the models were to assure a good fit on the taller American figure, and to attract more US buyers.

In 1929 Patou lowered hemlines and moved the waist back to its natural position and the rest of the fashion world soon followed suit.

Patou died in 1936 and the house was then directed by his brother-in-law, Raymond Barbas. Since then there has been a considerable amount of talent at the house of Patou, including Marc Bohan 1953-56, Karl Lagerfeld 1960-1963, and Christian LeCroix 1982-87. The last clothing collection was in 1987.
This vintage Jean Patou silk dress, makes you want to shout "Anchors Away!" The mid 1960's silk shift shows affinity for tailored design. The clean, simple sculptural lines and elegant sleeveless bodice is extremely flattering. Features a sailor collar with grosgrain detail and patch pockets with beautiful gold buttons.

Made in France.

37" Bust
38" Waist
39.5" Hips
35" Length

In excellent vintage condition.

Wear consistent with age and use.

100% Authentic

Jean Patou opened his first design house, Parry, in 1912. Two years later he reformed the company under his own name, but was forced to leave it in the care of his family while he was deployed during WWI. He was back in business after the war and in 1919 the House of Patou began in earnest. His clothes were sporty and youthful and they were a big success both in France and in the United States. He not only designed dresses, but also true sportswear such as tennis dresses, ski ensembles, and bathing suits.

In 1924 Patou traveled to the US and when he returned to Paris he took with him six American models. The American trade was an important part of his business and the models were to assure a good fit on the taller American figure, and to attract more US buyers.

In 1929 Patou lowered hemlines and moved the waist back to its natural position and the rest of the fashion world soon followed suit.

Patou died in 1936 and the house was then directed by his brother-in-law, Raymond Barbas. Since then there has been a considerable amount of talent at the house of Patou, including Marc Bohan 1953-56, Karl Lagerfeld 1960-1963, and Christian LeCroix 1982-87. The last clothing collection was in 1987.

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Good - The vintage piece is considered wearable but has some surface flaws i.e. staining, soiling or colour damage.

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Perfect - The vintage piece is as perfect and pristine as the day it was originally sold, showing absolutely no signs of wear.

Excellent - The vintage piece shows only the slightest signs of being worn.

Very Good - The piece shows typical, although minor, signs of wear.

Good - The vintage piece is considered wearable but has some surface flaws i.e. staining, soiling or colour damage.

Poor - The item is wearable but shows significant signs of wear, although in many cases, some of these pieces can be restored.

We also try to notate any additional issues.

Please message us with any questions.

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