Vintage dress history: an amazing Jean Varon delight

One of the many aspects I enjoy about collecting vintage fashion and couture is discovering the history behind each amazing piece.
It’s not always possible of course to uncover the provenance of your latest vintage dress, so it makes it even more special when vintage fashion comes with its own special story.
My latest discovery is an amazing Jean Varon evening dress for my own collection. It’s a black and silver creation that has a long zip up the front (very daring!), a long scarf that ties at the neck and a full, billowing cape attached at the shoulders that flows like liquid bat wings. This amazing creation is in spectacular condition and must have been expensive when first sold.

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