1980s Nina Ricci Black Silk Metallic Lame Cocktail Dress
This could have stepped off the runway now as this silhouette seems to be back full force! This lovely dress is made of a silk fabric with a black lame thread woven through it in a beautiful square check pattern that covers the entire dress. The play of the matte silk with the lame thread is fabulous and gives the dress a bit of a glamorous sheen without making it feel full on lame. The bodice is fitted with wide straps. The interior is all silk and there are built in cups between the inner silk lining and exterior. Its a nod to the level of construction to have this inner hidden foundation. The skirt is very full and I love how it is set along a pointed drop waist at the front. This elongates the torso and also keeps the full skirt from feeling too over whelming on the body. The skirt has inner layers of tulle to keep that wonderful fullness you see. It's a beautiful dress from an important French house! Excellent condition.
Fully lined with a fine back tissue silk and closes with a back zipper. There are built in cups inside the bodice. The skirt's interior has an inner layer of silk and then an elaborate tulle skirting with many layers through the hem in between that inner layer and the exterior. Another layer of silk organza backs the exterior fabric.
Note that this does close all the way up the back - it was just too small on the mannequin. We have lightened some of the photos to show detail - it is a true black in person.
Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12,5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from shoulder to side waist seam
Skirt: 25" from side waist seam to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.