1960's Sarmi Seafoam-Green Rhinestone Chiffon Goddess Gown
High Waist:26 inches
Total Length:56 inches
Ferdinando Sarmi expressed interest in fashion during his youth but was discouraged from pursuing a design career by his father. Sarmi stated in a 1965 interview with Time, "in Italy, when the oldest son tells his father he wants to be a dress designer, it's like a woman saying she intends to be a prostitute." During the late 1950's he developed a wonderful reputation as a top designer, wooing an influential clientele that included celebrities, New York socialites and foreign dignitaries. Pat Nixon wore a Sarmi gown to her husband's second Inaugural Ball in 1957. He was best known for opulent evening looks and for his use of extravagant fabrics. This breathtaking pale-seafoam green silk-chiffon goddess gown is a perfect example of his genius. The flattering bodice is a low-cut plunge shelf-bust empire. Thousands of sparkling rhinestones & silver-beads intertwine to make the divine shoulder straps. The yards and yards of flowing silk-chiffon that finish off this garment create a beautiful ethereal vibe. I totally see this gown gliding down the red carpet.
This vintage designer dress is in excellent condition with no rips,stains or holes. Perfectly working back metal-zipper. This item is over 40 years old and is truly stunning!