RARE Gold Copper Beaded Sequined Black Knit St. John Knit by Marie Gray Dress Late 1970s / Early 1980s US Size 10 (SKU 10343CL)

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Heirloom Rare 1970s black vintage St. John Knit by Marie Gray dress. Classic St. John "Ventana" knit with mock turtleneck, long sleeves, original matching black satin belt with rhinestone and gold tone accents (possibly 22 kt gold electroplate). Exquisite gold and copper beading and sequins in a Greek key pattern applied to on neckline and foldover ENCRUSTED cuffs. Below the knee. Hidden back zipper. Kick pleat in back. Unlined. Oh so perfect for the holiday season! And as classic and elegant today as it was in the late 70s--and will be in another 40 years! Pass this one down to your daughter and she'll thank you for it!

Marked Size: 10 (see dimensions).
**Please check the measurements provided below before purchasing. Vintage clothing sizes often fit much smaller than modern sizes.**

Dimensions (clothing is measured flat and unstretched):
* Bust: 17” (doubled = 34")
* Waist: 14.5" (doubled = 31")
* Hips: 16" (doubled = 32")
* Length: 42"
* Other: Sleeve: 22, Kick Pleat: 7, Belt: 32.5

Brand/Designer: St. John by Marie Gray

Period/Year: 1970s

Origin: Made in USA

Condition: Very Good. see close up skirt. one tiny pinhole that I have highlight by putting a green neon post-it inside the dress so easily seen. So tiny! And either easily repaired or undetectable if wearing black hosiery or a black slip underneath!

Color: Black/Gold/Copper

* Dress: Unmarked. Wool & Rayon Ventana knit. Sequins. Beads. Rhinestones. Silk belt. Likely 22 kt gold electroplate.

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