1950s Scupltural Silk Dress & Capelet Set

This is certainly a high end piece and perhaps a top designer piece that has sadly lost it's label along its journey. It definitely has a Balenciaga, Dior-ish feel to it with its fine attention to details and quality and craftsmanship in the way it is constructed. The dress is gorgeous - a refined shift with a nipped in waist. I love the wide flat pleat detail that crosses over itself on the bodice and carries through the skirt. Even the small V that is formed at the neck seems to have a distinct, studied shape to it. Every line of this dress was carefully thought out and sculpted into place. A side zipper ensures that no line is broken. Most amazing is the little round shouldered short cape that is original to the dress. It sits charmingly on ones shoulders and is absolutely balanced and cut to perfection. The fabric is a fine, silk in jet black with a slight sheen. I can't go one 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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