Loris Azzaro said that the ideal dress is one that a man wants to take off. Natch! Ladies, we may all say we dress for ourselves but secretly no one really wants to be a man repeller. Okay! I love harem pants - speaking of man repeller territory! I bought Isabel Marant's tie waist pants in the fall which my husband hates and I, very Miss (or Mrs.) Independent, will wear whatever-I damn-well-want, has gotten a little psyched out of wearing them : (
So in 1977 when the hair was long, the lips were glossy and designers made dresses to be worn to be taken off as soon as possible, Loris Azzaro designed a buttercup yellow taffeta gown with a pleated bustier (and the interior has a built in bra and boning - so much less to take off later ; ) The waist is defined by a black velvet band. This gown is very Sexy 70s Princess. This is the original Sexy 70s Princess in a 1977 issue of French Vogue:
Here is the same gown - expertly restored by our neighborhood dry cleaners, The French Hand Laundry in Pasadena California.
1977 Loris Azzaro Yellow Silk Taffeta Gown. Size 2.PURCHASE