1950s Julian Rose London Silk Brocade

This is an amazing piece. My heart did a little skip when I pulled it from the box! Pale blue silk brocade (much prettier color then the photos even) has a floral design woven directly into it. To each flower a raised gold metallic thread work has been applied around their edges so you get this marvelous raised brocade effect. The skirt is cut slim and lean with a back vent built in so a girl can actually walk. This leads to that extraordinary waist detailing - a five inch band sits over the waist seam and is gathered and cinched at the front and caught up by a row of flat bows done from the same fabric. The dress underneath continues up with a simple bodice with tiny straps. Over this are two sweeping slightly off shoulder swatches of fabric that sweep up from the center waist, over each shoulder and join into the band at the back Stunning! Surely a custom, one of a kind piece. Her work is in several museums and this dress could easily be as well! I can't go on enough about this piece - it really is extraordinary and I know I will regret listing it once it goes - the pictures do not come close to doing it justice. Immaculate condition.

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