luis estevez

1950s Luis Estevez Black Silk Front Plunge Dress

Luis Estevez worked for Jean Patou for two years before starting his own label in 1955. Here we have a truly beautiful and exceptional piece that was designed during this first few years of his career. It is impeccably constructed and cut to follow a girl's curves and highlight them. The bodice is cut with a beautiful curved  plunge that shows off the bust to full advantage. It is also cut wide across the shoulders so you see the collar bones. This curves in to nip in at the waist and the seaming of the skirt cures up towards the waist as well creating a pretty effect with the seaming and curves of the fabric. The skirt is cut long and lean with the slightest of flares at the back. It is made of a ribbed silk that has a slight sheen to it and is very beautiful. It is fabulous and the inside is constructed as well as the outside is beautiful. Excellent condition

Fully interlined in a black silk organza. It closes with a hand set back painted metal zipper. There is perhaps the slightest showing of where the seams lie under the fabric from being cleaned and pressed over the years but this is minimal and just mentioned for accuracy. It is gorgeous.

Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 20.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from neck to waist
Skirt: 29" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# DD2741

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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