Claude Montana black linen shirt dress. Paris. 1980. New wave fashion. New wave clothing.

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Black linen shirt dress by Claude Montana from the 1980s.
Front closure with ecru enameled snap buttons (Fiocchi) including 3 visible and three camouflaged
The long straight sleeves with wide anchoring are also closed with 3 snap buttons (the last button on the left sleeve shows a lack of enamel towards the center)
French blouse style collar at 3 inch or 8 cm points
Slim fit at the waist with oversized shoulders. Don't think the dress had padded shoulder pads inside
The dress has two piped pockets on the front
The back is pleated at the bodice and has a 9 inch or 23 cm ruffle style pleat opening at the bottom center of the skirt.
Completely lined
Avant-garde, postmodern style, major contemporary influence.
Label: Claude Montana Paris, made in Italy
100% linen, lining, 64% acetate and 36% viscose

Excellent condition, used without notable defects.
Flat measurements
Shoulder to shoulder seam: 19 inches and 48 cm
Width at bust level armpit to armpit 19 inches or 48.5 cm
Hem width 19 1/4 inches or 49 cm
Length shoulder to hem 40 inches or 102 cm

Waist size ; 73 cm or 28 3/4 inches
Hip measurement: 92 cm or 36 1/4 inches
As there is no size label can be compared to s/m

Sleeves
Shoulder seam to hem 24 inches or 61 cm
Armpit to hem seam 18 1/2 inches or 47 cm
Collar circumference 15 3/4 inches or 40 cm.

Claude Montana is a French fashion designer who began his career in the 1960s but his style really took off in the 1980s, the years of the “Palace” generation (the new Palace inaugurated in 1978 by Grace Jones and her resumption of life in pink will become a form of anthem of the Palace, the waiters are dressed by Mugler and becomes a mecca of Parisian parties and symbol of all extravagances, “from the hybridization of punk and disco, from street urchins to stars the most flamboyant, of the underground and of freedom” Many stylists such as Kenzo, Karl Lagerfield and Claude Montana organize fashion challenges there, this place saw the birth of this generation”
Claude Montana was during this period a central figure in ready-to-wear fashion with architectural and imposing shapes, oversized shoulders, thin waists, his silhouettes displayed a strong, modern and dominant woman. His style appealed to wealthy and socially wealthy women, with a thirst for complex construction and couture-like quality (he was often nicknamed the “king of shoulder pads”).
The Lanvin house asked him in 1989 to revive its collections. The success was dazzling and he obtained two Golden Dice in quick succession in 1991 and 92.
Claude Montana is bouncing back as a crucial reference point for connoisseurs with his influence and fantastical, futuristic silhouettes. He made them for women who exuded an aura of strength and power.

Four Parisian designers defined one of the most fashionable decades in history: Jean Paul Gaultier, Azzedine Alaia, Thierry Mugler and Claude Montana.

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