Absolutely Stunning Silk Jersey 1970s La Mendola Dress Made in Italy with Snow Leopard Motif
Stunning silk jersey dress from the highly collectible La Mendola label. It is in very good/excellent vintage condition. There is a tiny spot on one of the sleeves that pretty much just blends into the design of the dress, but wanted to mention it as a matter of integrity.
Hips: up to 40"
Sleeves from shoulder: 22"
La Mendola was started by Americans Mike La Mendola and Jack Savage. They met in Rome in 1960 while working together on a movie. They decided to open their own dressmaking and retail establishment in Rome. For several years they worked out of the back of a beauty salon, but slowly their business became a shopping destination. By 1967 they had a shop at the top of the Spanish Steps and were holding fashion shows. They had a celebrity clientele that included Elizabeth Taylor and Rita Hayworth.
All items are cleaned and kept in a smoke-free home. As with many vintage items, there may be slight spots or wear but anything major will be in description of item. This item is also available at our shop located in The LA Apparel Mart 112 W. 9th Street Suite #200 in downtown Los Angeles.
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