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Vintage Janice Wainwright 70's black studio 54 disco art deco look dress

Vintage Janice Wainwright 70's black studio 54 disco art deco look dress

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Material: polyester
  • Favorited by: 26 people
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Here we have a beautiful Janice Wainwright 1970s dress straight out of studio 54.

It has beautiful silver piping round the top and hem and butterfly sleeves. It has a V front with two buttons to fasten and the top layer hangs to the waist.

The flowers are silver and bronze and are indicative of a deco style.

This skirt has lots of layers and hangs nicely and moves beautifully when you dance.

Era- 1970s


Size -10/12
elasticated waist - 24/32"
length - 48"
armpit to armpit 34"

fabric - 100% polyester
Condition – the top layer of fabric has a few holes which I tried to photograph as best as possible. This dress is priced as seen. But I can quite honestly say it's very difficult to see as the layers underneath hide it, but there are quite a few.

Label- Janice wainwright at 47 Poland Street;

Janice Wainwright (b. 1940) was born in Chesterfield in 1940 and studied at Wimbledon School of Art, Kingston School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London. Between 1965 and 1969 she worked for company ‘Simon Massey’. Her 1960s work was youthful, bright, and feminine. She was also, according to Judith Watt’s Ossie Clark book, the only other designer permitted to use Celia Birtwell’s printed textiles in the 1960s. Ossie greatly respected Janice as a designer.

In 1970 she started her own label, ‘Janice Wainwright at Forty Seven Poland Street,’ which continued until around 1974. Her Poland-Street-era work is what has become the signature Wainwright look — using wonderful jerseys, chiffons, and crepes for beautiful bias cut dresses, stylishly tailored suits, and glamorous top and skirt ensembles. At this point she also began to use embroidery extensively in her work, both in art deco inspired motifs and intricately designed birds and flowers.

From around 1974, her work began to bear the simpler ‘Janice Wainwright’ label, although sometimes the two labels turn up in the same ensemble, so they must have had a crossover period. Towards the mid 1970s, she continued developing her surface decoration techniques by using devore, satin ribbons, and simpler silver thread embroidery. In the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s she seemed to return to the simpler fabrics and shapes she favored in the 1960s, but continued creating beautifully flattering clothes.


Want to know more about my company…www.CrystalVintage.uk

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ALTHOUGH I WILL ALWAYS MENTION IN THE LISTING ANY SERIOUS MARKS ETC. AS WITH ALL VINTAGE CLOTHING PLEASE REMEMBER THESE GARMENTS HAVE BEEN WORN BEFORE AND MAY SHOW SIGNS OF INTENDED USE... I AM GRATEFUL TO MY BUYERS FOR THEIR LOVELY FEEDBACK COMMENTS SO PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU FIND ANYTHING I HAVE MISSED BEFORE LEAVING A REVIEW. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SIZE BEFORE ORDERING AS THERE ARE NO RETURNS ACCEPTED FOR ITEM 'JUST NOT FITTING'.
Thank you. Please observe my positive reviews for high end designer and vintage listings. I am selling plenty more inc brand new Chanel, Pucci and Ossie Clark so check me out and add me as a favourite shop to get in there first!
Here we have a beautiful Janice Wainwright 1970s dress straight out of studio 54.

It has beautiful silver piping round the top and hem and butterfly sleeves. It has a V front with two buttons to fasten and the top layer hangs to the waist.

The flowers are silver and bronze and are indicative of a deco style.

This skirt has lots of layers and hangs nicely and moves beautifully when you dance.

Era- 1970s


Size -10/12
elasticated waist - 24/32"
length - 48"
armpit to armpit 34"

fabric - 100% polyester
Condition – the top layer of fabric has a few holes which I tried to photograph as best as possible. This dress is priced as seen. But I can quite honestly say it's very difficult to see as the layers underneath hide it, but there are quite a few.

Label- Janice wainwright at 47 Poland Street;

Janice Wainwright (b. 1940) was born in Chesterfield in 1940 and studied at Wimbledon School of Art, Kingston School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London. Between 1965 and 1969 she worked for company ‘Simon Massey’. Her 1960s work was youthful, bright, and feminine. She was also, according to Judith Watt’s Ossie Clark book, the only other designer permitted to use Celia Birtwell’s printed textiles in the 1960s. Ossie greatly respected Janice as a designer.

In 1970 she started her own label, ‘Janice Wainwright at Forty Seven Poland Street,’ which continued until around 1974. Her Poland-Street-era work is what has become the signature Wainwright look — using wonderful jerseys, chiffons, and crepes for beautiful bias cut dresses, stylishly tailored suits, and glamorous top and skirt ensembles. At this point she also began to use embroidery extensively in her work, both in art deco inspired motifs and intricately designed birds and flowers.

From around 1974, her work began to bear the simpler ‘Janice Wainwright’ label, although sometimes the two labels turn up in the same ensemble, so they must have had a crossover period. Towards the mid 1970s, she continued developing her surface decoration techniques by using devore, satin ribbons, and simpler silver thread embroidery. In the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s she seemed to return to the simpler fabrics and shapes she favored in the 1960s, but continued creating beautifully flattering clothes.


Want to know more about my company…www.CrystalVintage.uk

Instagram - Crystalvintage123

ALTHOUGH I WILL ALWAYS MENTION IN THE LISTING ANY SERIOUS MARKS ETC. AS WITH ALL VINTAGE CLOTHING PLEASE REMEMBER THESE GARMENTS HAVE BEEN WORN BEFORE AND MAY SHOW SIGNS OF INTENDED USE... I AM GRATEFUL TO MY BUYERS FOR THEIR LOVELY FEEDBACK COMMENTS SO PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU FIND ANYTHING I HAVE MISSED BEFORE LEAVING A REVIEW. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SIZE BEFORE ORDERING AS THERE ARE NO RETURNS ACCEPTED FOR ITEM 'JUST NOT FITTING'.
Thank you. Please observe my positive reviews for high end designer and vintage listings. I am selling plenty more inc brand new Chanel, Pucci and Ossie Clark so check me out and add me as a favourite shop to get in there first!

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Items i sell labelled "vintage" are classed as so, due to being over 20 years old. So they may not be 100% free of minor defects as they have, of course been worn. I include any noticeable flaws in item descriptions and photographs for buyer discretion.
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