1950s Douglas Curry Caped Back Dress

Truly beautiful and exceptional piece designed by Douglas Curry and labeled as a Douglas Curry Original. This is the second dress I have had by Curry and both have been exceptionally well made and he had a unique and very fashion forward aesthetic. This particular dress is unusual and is also impeccably constructed. It is cut to show a girl's curves but in a sexy, chic kind of way. The body of the dress is a sheath of texture silk fabric with a high square neck that has just a hint of a curve at the neckline. The waist nips in and the skirt is fitted. The back is dipped into a V under that spectacular caped detailing. The cape is of course the highlight of the piece and what makes it stand apart. A flat expanse of the same silk flows from the shoulders for a dramatic and sculptural couture like feel!! It is always hard to photo black pieces so expect it to be better in person! It is absolutely stunning and a really unusual LBD. Excellent condition!

Bust: 19î flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15î flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19î flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 38" from shoulder to hem

Fully lined in black silky and closes with a low back painted metal zipper.The cape is attached at one shoulder and has snaps and hooks to secure it to the other shoulder. The bottom hem is weighted all the way around so that it sits perfectly in place. The caped detailing is done on the same fabric as the exterior of the dress on both sides.

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML (6-8)

Item# DD1078

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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