1950's French Couture Black Heavily-Pleated Silk Strapless Party Dress


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1950's French Couture Black Heavily-Pleated Silk Strapless Party Dress

$2,000.00 USD

ID: 0615202

Size: extra small

Condition: Excellent

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In this gorgeous French mid-century 'New Look' dress, the detailed construction and meticulous attention to detail are comparable to what you will find in modern day haute couture. From the skillful interior boning bustier to the complex techniques, I wouldn't be surprised to learn this is a Christian Dior or Madame Grès creation. This captivating garment is fashioned from the highest quality light-weight black silk taffeta. The bodice is an alluring low cut sweetheart corset strapless. The sculpted pleating and button adornments give the garment so much interest. The skirting is constructed with yards and yards of fabric to make a full circle, typical of couture during this time period and insanely hard to do. A pure work of art and a study in mid-century dressmaking.

Bust: 31-32 inches
Waist: 23 inches
Hips: Free Sweep
Length top to waist: 10 inches
Length waist to hem: 44 inches

This 1950's French couture dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working back hand-set Eclair metal-zipper and interior support boning. This garment is truly stunning and completely timeless.