1950s Two Tone Blue Silk Satin Estevez Dress
Louis Estevez worked for Jean Patou for two years before starting his own label in 1955. Here we have a truly beautiful and exceptional piece designed that is fairly early on from his career and quite wonderful. It is impeccably constructed and cut to follow a girl's curves but not in an overtly sexual kind of way. The bodice is a sleek and simple expanse of silk satin that is cut and seamed to nip in at the waist and is highlighted there by a "knot effect". The neckline is a simple high scoop at the the front while the back dips low to leave a bare expanse of skin showing. I love the stunning contrast of color with the two blues used and the fullness of the skirt. Soft pleats run down to shape the skirt and built in layers of blue tulle create the fullness you see (I added no extra crinolines under it either!). It is fabulous and the inside is constructed as well as the outside is beautiful. Excellent condition
Partially lined through the bodice with deep seams of the same silk satin while the skirt is interlined with a cotton muslin in the same color as the exterior. Attached inner tulle under the skirt. It closes with a hand set back painted metal zipper. The colors shown are a good representation for tone but in person the fabric is even more beautiful.
Bust: 16-17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 17" from neck to waist
Skirt: 27" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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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