1960's Gene Shelly Sequin Paisley Beaded Wool Knit Hourglass Dress


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1960's Gene Shelly Sequin Paisley Beaded Wool Knit Hourglass Dress

$800.00 USD

ID: 1104192

Size: medium

Condition: Excellent

Mid-century Gene Shelly designer garments are in a class of their own. They are always fully-sequined by hand and fit to flatter the figure. This early 1960's treasure has a fantastic graphic paisley design worked in, featuring iridescent-beadwork. The base is an ultra-soft charcoal grey wool-knit and the sequin work is done in the silver hues. Just look at the detail pictures! Though the 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! 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: 30 inches
Hips: 40 inches
Sleeve Length: 19 inches
Total Length: 54 inches

This Gene Shelly designer dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working original back zipper. Only sign of age is a few missing sequins which is not noticeable when worn. This garment is over 50 years old and is truly stunning.