Step back into the 1980s with this incredible abstract dress designed by Judy Knapp of Knapp Studios. Adorned with a captivating mix of olive, mustard, black, and white, this size 11 sheath-style dress radiates elegance. The crisscross back straps and a daring 16″ side-front slit add a touch of sensuality. It’s equipped with an 11″ nylon zipper in the back for easy wearing. Crafted from 100% linen, this dress is in mint condition, free from tears, holes, snags, or discoloration.


Measurements (lying flat; please double):

  • Bust: 17″
  • Waist: 17 1/2″
  • Hips: 19″
  • Length: 46″
  • Straps from front to back: 15″


History on Judy Knapp/Knapp Studios: Judy Knapp’s journey in the fashion industry began when she co-founded the Joel and Judy Knapp Corporation, which started as a small business from home and later grew into a prominent company. Her dedication, leadership, and excellence in sportswear design earned her recognition. The company specializes in women’s sportswear, particularly woven tops and trendy designs. Judy’s ability to communicate in multiple languages, including Spanish, French, and Italian, facilitated international business relations.

She received numerous awards, including two Tommy awards for design and an annual award from 1985 to 1994. Judy Knapp’s success can be attributed to her unwavering persistence, motivation, and determination. She and her partner began their journey in New York, where they crafted handbags. Eventually, they relocated to Los Angeles in 1964, and their business expanded significantly, especially in the 1980s and 1990s. The label “Judy Knapp” graced a range of divisions, establishing itself as a symbol of stylish and trendy sportswear.


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