1950s Carosa Roma Demi-Couture Day Dress

Carosa di Roma was a made to measure demi-couture atelier in Pazza di Spagna, Rome established in 1947 by Princess Giovanna Caracciolo Ginetti and her friend Barbara Angelini Desalles. The were of noble birth and catered specifically to others in their class. Her pieces are exquisite and made to the standards of couture. Balenciaga and Roman Baroque were her influences and one can see that this particular dress was a definite nod to the Balenciaga Atelier. It is almost sever in its cut and structure. The skirt is very full and the top has wide cut sleeves that narrow to the off-white cuff detailing. I adore the front stripe detail created by stitching. It is very well made and every detail is exquisite to the clever way the collar snaps into place to the wide silk bow that sits at the neck. Really extraordinary! Pieces like this are why woman get addicted to vintage! Chosen by our guest editor for June, uber blogger Anita Clarke of the I Want, I Got blog who loved the lady like elegance combined with the fine workmanship! Excellent, appears unworn condition

Fully lined in black silk. It closes at the back with a fine painted metal zipper, The collar snaps into place almost all the way around the neckline. Hidden pockets along the side seam. Styled with a light crinoline that is not included. Hand finished and couture level construction. Original patent belt is also in excellent conditon

Sleeves: 20"
Shoulders: no defined seams
Bust: no true defined side seam2
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 15" from neck to waist
Skirt: 26" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML

Item# DD1279

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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