1968 Arnold Scaasi Couture Metallic Paisley Motif Silk Long-Sleeve Gown & Shawl


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1968 Arnold Scaasi Couture Metallic Paisley Motif Silk Long-Sleeve Gown & Shawl

$1,600.00 USD

ID: 09161722

Size: large

Condition: Excellent

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In this gorgeous Arnold Scaasi designer gown, the detailed construction and meticulous attention to detail are comparable to what you will find in modern Haute-Couture. Arnold Scaasi was an acclaimed fashion designer who created gowns for such notable personalities as Joan Crawford, Lauren Bacall and Elizabeth Taylor. This rare show-stopper, from his 1968 collection, is a wonderful example of his pure genius. The fabric itself is a masterpiece; luxurious metallic gold and purple paisley-motif textured silk. The bodice has chic lean, long sleeves with button detailing. I love the versatile matching shawl which adds beautiful texture to the garment. The column skirting, with side slit, has a perfect amount of drama without being so over-bearing. As Scaasi himself once said, "If a woman wears a Scaasi dress, she'll be noticed; that's the kind of dress to make an entrance in. The dress will be flattering and make you feel good." A timeless beauty that will work for any modern event.

Bust: 37-38 inches
Waist: 32 inches
Hips: up to 41 inches
Sleeve Length: 23 inches
Total Length: 58 inches

This vintage Arnold Scaasi Couture ensemble is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Fully-lined and perfectly working back hand-set zipper in place. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.