Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 11

Mexicana white pintucked cotton and lace ensemble, circa 1960

$5,169.69

About

A rare Mexicana white pintucked cotton skirt suit, circa 1960. Bishop sleeved blouse with lace cotton frills on cuff and collar. High waisted full skirt with ruffled back and metal zip closure at rear. Mexicana was a London boutique on Lower Solane Street created by fashion illustrated and designer Alfredo Bouret. Bouret found himself sketching in the salons of Coco Chanel, Balenciaga and Dior after winning a scholarship in Mexico to work for a few months in Paris. It only took weeks for the reserved illustrator's speed and skill to be noticed by couturier Pierre Balmain, who offered him an apprenticeship. Before long French Vogue came calling with a contract that kept him busy from 1948 until 1962, churning out at least four pages of sketches a month. Dismissing Bouret's couture credentials would be a mistake, considering he was one of the few people allowed into the notoriously fickle Cristobal Balenciaga's salon. "It was through my love for Mexico that I made my career," Bouret says. "In fact, one of my Mexican sketches inspired a young designer at the house of Jean Desses. He saw the sketch and designed a collection around it. He's gone on to do some good things. His name was Valentino." Bouret opened his boutique 'Mexicana in the 1960s with the couturier John Cavanagh, featuring clothes and accessories inspired by his homeland, Mexico. source: theaustralian

Details

  • Designer
    ALFREDO BOURET
  • Brand
  • Dimensions
    Bust: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Waist: 27 in. (68.58 cm)
  • Place of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU14021784723

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $43.53 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 6-10 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 1 day of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in London, United Kingdom
Recognized Seller
These prestigious sellers are industry leaders and represent the highest echelon for item quality and design.
Established in 1994
1stDibs seller since 2015
438 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Mexicana 1970s White Cotton Pin-Tuck Blouse with Lace Bubble Sleeves
By Tachi Castillo, Mexicana
Located in London, GB
This romantic 1970s white cotton pin-tuck blouse with fantasy lace bubble sleeves is undoubtedly from the legendary Mexicana boutique but now has lost its labels. Possibly designed ...
Category

1970s Blouses and Tops

Tachi Castillo 1970s Deep Crimson Mexicana Blouse and Skirt Retailed at Mexicana
By Tachi Castillo, Mexicana
Located in London, GB
This magnificent 1970s pin tucked cotton blouse and skirt set in deep crimson is from the most famous of the Mexican labels Tachi Castillo. The blouse has long sleeves with featuring...
Category

1970s Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

A Vintage 1970s Long Black Mexicana Skirt
By Mexicana
Located in London, GB
A wonderful skirt by Mexicana. The skirt is made of a heavy cotton with wonderful detail. It has ribbon detail midway down and near the hem.
Category

1970s Skirts

New Badgley Mischka New Couture Cocktail Dress Sz 6
By Badgley Mischka
Located in Leesburg, VA
Badgley Mischka COLLECTION Dress Brand New with Tags 35% Metallic 35% Cotton 30% Polyester Metallic Jacquard One Shoulder Grosgrain Ribbon and Gemstone Detail Zipper and Hook Closur...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

New Vera Wang Lavender Label Silk Peter Pan Dress Sz 6
By Vera Wang
Located in Leesburg, VA
Vera Wang Lavender Label Brand New with Tags * Size: 6 * Ivory Silk Dress with Sheer Black Underlay * Zigzag Stitching & Pleated Details * Sleeveless * Rounded Peter Pan collar * Si...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

New Vera Wang Lavender Label Evening Dress Sz 2
By Vera Wang
Located in Leesburg, VA
Vera Wang Lavender Label Brand New with Tags * Size: 2 * Metallic Gold & Taupe Dress * V Cut Front & Back * Spaghetti Straps * Back Zip Closure * Shell: 90% Silk, 10% Metallic * Lini...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

1970 Averardo Bessi Blue Floral Geometric Print Midi Dress
By Averardo Bessi, Bessi
Located in Houston, TX
Wonderful late 70’s dress featuring the iconic geometric forms Bessi was best known for! The dress falls below the knee, has long sleeves, a jewel neckline, and a faux wrap skirt wit...
Category

1980s Cocktail Dresses

1960s Donald Brooks Swirl Print Batwing Dress
By Donald Brooks
Located in Houston, TX
This 1960's Donald Brooks multi brown silk dress with its dramatic batwing sleeves will be all the rave at any event/outing. It looks perfect on every body type. The dress is loose-f...
Category

1960s Caftans

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery