1950s Red & Black Asian Silk Satin Apron Skirt Cocktail Dress
This beautiful 1950s silk dress is made from a very fine, high end Asian silk. The silk has a beautiful design os sprays of feathers done in a red thread woven through it. In addition tot hat are little deep grey medallions scattered over the entire surface. The fabric itself is marked along the inner salvage and I would not be surprised to learn that this was a high end designer piece. The red is not a true metallic thread but it seems to almost glow in real life. It is really something special and much better in person then how the camera has captured it here - the color overall is even richer and more true. The bodice has a pretty low V with gathers along the inverted V at the band of the waist. The banding gives you a tiny nipped in waist silhouette and then the skirt flares out into a gentle A-line. The skirt has a very unusual cut. Where you slip into is actually a slim fitting pencil skirt at the front with a very full pleated, almost bustled back. The inner skirt has a lining front and over this is a second panel of fabric that wraps around you to the back and gives you even more fullness. It is so clever and unusual. Excellent condition
Fully interlined in an ivory silk organza and black silk in parts. It closes with a painted metal zipper at the back. Hand finished and beautifully made. The fabric is marked along the salvage. The skirt has ribbon edge finishes and the entire dress is wonderfully made.
Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 13.5" from neck to waist
Skirt: 30" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.