alfred bosand

1960s Ethereal Alfred Bosand Sequin & Net Gown

This is such an ethereal, romantic feeling gown by Alfred Bosand. Bosand was an American Couturier and is often overlooked in my opinion. His work is quite beautiful and he specialized in evening pieces. This gown is one of those pieces that you might not seriously look at on a hanger but once on the body it literally seems to transform into the stuff fairy tales are made of. Made from a a pale pink silk net that has little dots woven though it. This top net layer sits over an inner silk layer that is a pink with just a touch of purple tone to it. The overall effect is not quite pink but not quite lavender. The sleeves are amazing - they are very full and left unlined. Elastic sits at their tops so they sit off shoulder and then balloon out dramatically. The entire top of the bodice and shoulder tops are heavily covered in a panel of sequins that are all hand applied. This same panel of sequins circles the hem. The skirt cascades from to the floor and those bottom sequins anchor it. Very beautiful! Excellent condition

Fully lined in a pale lavender tissue silk that acts as the inner silk lining of the pink layer under the net exterior. It closes with a back painted metal, hand set zipper and has elastic in each sleeve and also at the top of each shoulder. Hand finished throughout. Hand applied sequins. The color is more toward the color in the label close up

Sleeves: approx 26" and meant to puff once on
Shoulders: no true shoulder
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" on the inner lining flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 14" from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 44" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: MED

Item# DD1940

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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