Mid-century Gene Shelly designer garments are in a class of their own. They are always fully-beaded by hand and fit to flatter the figure. This early 1960's treasure is fashioned in the most stunning ivory creme color, featuring iridescent sequins. The base is an ultra-soft wool knit. This beauty is trimmed with gold beadwork and sparkling jewels in a paisley motif design. Though the wide scoop neck hourglass fit is rather seductive, the 3/4-length sleeves give it a balanced elegance that Gene Shelly is known for. I love the nipped-waist hourglass wiggle skirt with side slit! This is the type of garment celebrity vixens, like Marilyn Monroe, made infamous. Extraordinary and a rare find to be in such pristine condition.
(The knit will allow stretch so you can safely add two inches to the below measurements)
Bust: 36 inches
Waist: 26 inches
Hips: 38 inches
Sleeve Length: 19 inches
Total Length: 57 inches
This Gene Shelly designer dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working back zipper. This garment is over 50 years old and is truly stunning.