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1950s Ceil Chapman Copper Silk Dress

The fabric of this dress is utterly amazing. A silk brocade has muted copper thread woven into it from top to bottom. The pattern is done so that some areas of the copper or bold, some fine and delicate. This serves to allow the light to catch the threads in different ways so it seems to almost change color and hue as you move turning the wearing into a seemingly liquid molten ripple. The cut is classic fifties with a nipped in waist topping an extremely full circles skirt. A wedding gown feel row of buttons close the dress at the front and the shoulders are left unseamed and rounded as to not break the beautiful refined line created. Each sleeve is long and slim and a jaunty, pointed cuff sits at each wrist, The collar can sit high and up, or it can be folded slightly to show off the pert little points. I absolutely love the unusual, high rounded half pockets - they are amazing! A real treasure and in excellent condition

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