Byblos

BYBLOS ORANGE SILK RUFFLE DRESS 1992

$550

Description

A vintage Byblos bright orange silk dress with flat front, criss-cross straps and skirt with ruffles at back and sides. Circa, 1992.

Details

  • Byblos
  • Designed by Alan Cleaver and Keith Varty
  • Size 42, US 6
  • Silk
  • 1992 Collection

Condition

  • Excellent
Byblos takes its name from a hotel in St. Tropez, France. Since its inception in 1973, starting with a group of stylists, then engaging the Milanese Gianni Versace as a designer from 1975 to 1976, then Frenchman Guy Paulin, and finally Keith Varty from the Royal College of Art inLondon via a period in Paris at Dorothée Bis with Alan Cleaver. Varty and Cleaver became the personification of Byblos' objectives: a young line, international, with panache, and carefree, optimistic nonchalance. In the 1980s, the color palettes and relaxed resort-influenced informality of Cleaver and Varty for Byblos became a young lingua franca in fashion for the twentysomething and thirtysomething generations. -Fashion Encyclopedia