1977 Arnold Scaasi Couture Ombre Silk Chiffon Long-Sleeve Illusion Gown Ensemble


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1977 Arnold Scaasi Couture Ombre Silk Chiffon Long-Sleeve Illusion Gown Ensemble

$1,600.00 USD

ID: 0919179

Size: small

Condition: Excellent

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In this gorgeous Arnold Scaasi designer gown ensemble, 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 1977 collection, is a wonderful example of his pure genius. The fabric itself is a masterpiece; luxurious raspberry red to sapphire blue ombre silk chiffon. The bodice has lean, long illusion sleeves with chic slightly-puffed shoulders. I love the matching draped over vest which adds beautiful texture to the garment. The seductive nipped wist flows into a unique triple-layered skirt with side gathering. It has the 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: 30 inches
Hips: up to 44 inches
Sleeve Length: 24 inches
Total Length: 58 inches

This Arnold Scaasi Couture ensemble is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working back hand-set zipper in place. Gorgeous hand-finishing throughout. Original label no longer present but buyer will be given full provenance. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.