Peter Robinson TOP SHOP
The Peter Robinson Department Store was located on the corner of Oxford Street at Oxford Circus in London. Trying to encourage a younger and trendier clientele , Peter Robinson reinvented themselves as TopShop in the mid-60s. Competing with independent fashion boutiques that were springing up in Carnaby Street, the Topshop launch began with Topshop branded departments within Peter robinson stores. The original TopShop was opened in the basement of the site and was given a small section of floor space to sell it's wares. Topshop flourished and some point the Peter Robinson name was dropped altogether.
What a beautiful dress this is - if only I could squeeze into it - but...that is not to be. It has a glorious peek-a-boo bib/apron style bodice with ruching in all the right places. Probably worn with a tight-fitting body underneath - however, it is exhilarating to be daring at times - so I decided bare breasted was best! The skirt is long and free flowing with another chance for frills at the hem. What I love most about this dress, as well as the scooped neckline and the long belted ties to the back - is the absolutely sensational print. You just can't beat multicolour floral bursts on contrast dark fabric - it's just SO... 'right'! A rare, very collectable and incredibly stunning dress for sure!
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A rare and one of a kind item SOLD as vintage. Dry-cleaned and ready to wear.
(Our beautiful model is a UK size 8-10. Bust: 31.5, Waist: 24", Hips: 34.5"). The dress was not pinned for photography purposes.
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