1950s Couture Italian Silk Sack Dress

This is an incredible couture level 1950s dress that has the avant garde "sack dress" lines. The textile t is made of is just amazing - a truly beautiful silk that has that rich, luxe weight to it that only the best, highest quality silks have. Onto this is a velvet fused design suggesting spray of young buds. The color and play in texture is stunning. The dress is a fitted under dress with a full. voluminous overlay attached attached at the neckline. It buses and puff over the bodice with a flat bow to give a suggestion of a waist. The back is cut almost as a square panel if fabric. It only retains it hotel boutique label. Hotels did their own customs designs for tourists during this time and also brought in pieces from the great designers. The level of work and quality to me suggests it was a custom or a very high end piece that has perhaps lost its second label. Very chic, very rare and in excellent condition.

Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam but with lots of room through the front bust
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 17" from shoulder to waist of the interior dress
Skirt: 23.5" from waist of the interior dress to hem

Fully lined in a high grade taupe silk. It closes with a side, painted metal zipper on the interior bodice and a second hand and hidden set, painted metal zipper on the exterior overlay. Hand finished to couture level. Boning though the interior bodice and the hem is weighted. Note that the skirt has been let out and there is faint seam lines on both sides of the hip. You can of course bring it back in.

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML (4-6)


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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