1955 Maxwell Shieff Novelty Warrior Print Lamé Strapless Dress & Bolero


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1955 Maxwell Shieff Novelty Warrior Print Lamé Strapless Dress & Bolero

$700.00 USD

ID: 1229182

Size: medium

Condition: Excellent

 Breathtaking Maxwell Shieff of Beverly Hills Couture cocktail dress ensemble dating back to the mid 1950's. Maxwell Shieff was a Hollywood dress designer who counted among his clients such stars as Ginger Rogers, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Rhonda Flemming. He designed all the clothes for Gracie Allen for the "Burns and Allen" show. His dresses are extremely rare today and this is a gorgeous one! The garment is fashioned in a unique ancient mongolian warrior novelty print lamé. This print called "Chasse Perane" was actually first designer by Raoul Dufy in 1921. The bodice is a seductive strapless with asymmetric cobalt-blue pleated chiffon detail that flows into a dramatic back bow-sash. The skirt seaming cleverly draws the eye into the waist and gives the illusion of an even greater nipped in hourglass silhouette. My favorite part is the matching cropped bolero with stylized open backside. It surely makes a statement and has true couture-level quality you expect to find from a Beverly Hills designer.

Bust: 36-37 inches
Waist: 28 inches
Hips: up to 38 inches
Length top to waist: 11 inches
Length waist to hem: 30 inches

This Maxwell Shieff designer ensemble is in excellent condition with no rips or holes. Bodice boning and perfectly working back metal-zipper. Only sign of age is a few spots to the lamé fabric which really blend into print. Priced accordingly. Please message of detailed pictures. This dress set is over 60 years old and truly one-of-a-kind.