VINTAGE 1970s FERNANDO SANCHEZ, A MULTIPLE COTY AWARD WINNER FOR LINGERIE, SILK PEIGNOIR - JUST GORGEOUS
A very striking vintage silk peignoir by Fernando Sanchez who was known for his wonderful use of colors.
The following is from The Vintage Fashion Guild and my thanks to them:
"(1935-2007) Fernando Sanchez was born in Belgium. When he was a teenager, he went with his mother to Paris to see the couture collections. He later took a portfolio of his own designs to Jacques Fath, who recommended him to be admitted to L’Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale, the Paris fashion school. There he was a friend and classmate of Yves Saint Laurent.
After finishing school, Sanchez worked at Nina Ricci and then at Dior where he worked for his old friend, Saint Laurent, designing his lingerie line. He was then given his own label by Warner’s, a New York lingerie maker.
In the 1970s Sanchez became changing the way he made lingerie. He introduced dressmaking techniques and fabrics, and lingerie began to cross over from being strictly for “at home” to being acceptable in public places.
The tag matches the one from the 1970s from The Vintage Fashion Guild site.
In 2003, Sanchez’s designs were being made by Yalla Corp, and they continued to produce the line after his death in 2007."
Mr. Sanchez also received several Coty fashion awards plus in1981, received the Council of Fashion Designers of America Award.
The silk peignoir is in fabulous jewel-tone of jade, ruby and sapphire. The photos of the ruby shade look like red but it is actually a rich scarlet ruby.
The luxurious peignoir is out of 100% silk. The colors are beautiful as silk takes dyes wonderful and the colors are always amazing. There is a breast pocket with what looks like a Chinese symbol embroidered on it. Two pockets on the front. Loops for the belt which is a matching ruby and sapphire tie which can be worn several ways including an obi sash.
Own a piece of fashion history by designer Fernando Sanchez with this silk peignoir in brilliant jewel tone shades.
Designer: Fernando Sanchez
Size: Medium and made fit other sizes as well so go by the measurements
Approximate Measurements – This means the measurements of the item listed – not of your own figure. You must be a few inches smaller than the measurements shown.
Bust: all the way around 44 - 46
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2
Sleeve from neck: 28 - 29
Length: 56 - 57
Fabric: 100% Silk
Care: Dry clean
Condition: Very good - there is some stress on some the seams but they cannot be seen from the outside - only when I held it up to the light. A few one thin thread flaws but again cannot be seen unless holding up to the light
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Since these are vintage items, a bit of extra care needs to be taken with them so they remain beautiful & I definitely would never put a vintage nightgown or a peignoir in the dryer as it would ruin it.
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