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Original Vintage: Jean Varon (John Bates) 1970 Satin Backed Crepe Wide-Leg Jump Suit with plunge neckline, peplum and bishop sleeves.


Purchased from the original owner new to the market


Dating from: early 1970s


Label: Jean Varon (John Bates) known for his designs for the Avengers Emma Peel

1965 - 1966 very collectable rare piece.



Side seam to side seam across the bust 35 " (89cm)

Side seam to side seam across the waist 24" (61 cm)

Side seam to side seam across the hips: 36” (91.5 cm)

Length back neckline to waist: 15” (38 cm)

Length of Peplum: 9” (22.8 cm)

Length from waist to hem: 46” (116 cm)

Length of zip from top to waist: 5”(12.5 cm)

Complete Length of zip: 14 “ (35.5 cm)

Width of hem of trousers: 42” (106.5 cm)


A Rock Follies Vintage Size: 8

please note the garment is originally labelled as a 10 John Varon pieces from the 1970 like those of Ossie Clarke were often smaller than todays 10


Please check our size guide for how to take your measurements.

The item is modelled on size 8 mannequin


Fabric: quality heavy weight black crepe backed satin. Both sides of the fabric the crepe and the satin have been used throughout the garment.


Style: The bodice has voluminous bishop sleeves with two wide stripes of satin running across them, with a satin cuff finished with two round covered buttons and rouleau loops. The plunging V neckline is also edged in a wide band of satin and falls into a nipped in waist fastened by a central metal zip.


Features: The circular bias cut peplum is edged in satin and falls beautifully from the waist, the original satin belt is no longer with the item so I have sourced a replacement which sits beautifully in the belt loops and can be tied at the front in a floppy bow.

The trousers are flat across the hips with a pocket in each side seam and they fall into the stunning wide legs at the hem which are also edged in the satin.


Closure: Central metal zip and metal hook and eye.


Ideal to wear for: Red Carpet, Ball, Special Event


Vintage Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition:


Vintage items are not new they date back to a particular era, some have survived in amazing condition, while others may show some signs of age, but we feel they still deserve to make it into our collection. Therefore, we have listed our items into three Conditions:


Excellent Vintage Condition: Means the item is in great shape for its age. (Most of our stock will fall into this category)



Jean Varon 1970s Wide Leg Jumpsuit with Peplum

SKU: DR001
  • Dry clean only 

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