Levison Originals 1970s Very Rare Mary Farrin Pink Beige Knit Dress
Established in early 1968, fashion label ‘Levison Originals’ was the creation of a young Sarah Levison Marder, whose knitwear pieces became very successful within the London fashion scene, and which in many ways, complimented the look and feel of contemporary designers such as Mary Farrin.
With a manufacturing base in the picturesque island of Gozo, Malta, both Levisons and Mary Farrin exported their garments to a now international market, while Levison Originals sold directly to the British public from a South Molton Street Boutique in Mayfair, London, until after enjoying rapid appeal and perhaps exhaustive demand, the company was dissolved in 1976.
Sally Levison passed away in 2006, however a select number of self-donated original designs can still be found in the V&A Museum, London, and her pieces are now considered very rare and highly collectible.
The timeless beauty of this simply divine creation is shown through the width of the straps and the use of colour contrast knit, resulting in an uncomplicated, dream of a dress that is perfect to slip on and off.
Designer Sally Levison
Fabric 52% vincel | 48% courtelle
Size No label present but will fit UK 8-12
Excellent (see condition chart)
Imperfections Tiny bobble (not pull) to fabric
Measured flat without stretching (please double for complete size)
Shoulder To Shoulder (across back) N/A
Bust (at widest point) 16″
Length (collar to hem) 40″
Mannequin is UK 8-10 | Bust 31.5″ | Waist 24″ | Hips 34.5″
The dress was not pinned for photography purposes