1960s Black Beaded Chiffon Jack Bryan Dress

Black poly chiffon is perma pleated into sharp knife pleats on this little beauty. This gives the dress tremendous texture and richness. The skirt has tons of fabric in it and the combination of chiffon and pleats makes it really move. The hem is hand rolled and stitched so it creates a bit of a ruffled effect. The waist nips in and the bodice has a goddessy draped feel because of the chiffon and pleats. The entire front has a plunged to the waist illusion made by using backed nude netting. Onto this is a gorgeous pattern of bead work and rhinestones. The bead work carries up and around the entire neckline. Gorgeous and rich looking, it is one of those great little black dresses you will end up wearing again and again. Excellent condition

This dress was used for a national campaign for Davids Footwear in Toronto and the shot of it became the main shot used or the entire campaign!

Bust: 18" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 16" from shoulder seam to bottom waist seam including the 4" band
Skirt length: 20" from lower waist seam to bottom hem

Fully lined in black silky rayon. It closes with a back painted metal zipper and hook and eye at the back neck. One loop of beads is missing in the design but it is not noticeable at all - I am just being picky!

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML

Item# E406

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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