1960s Black Silk Organza "Feathered" Collar Sarmi Dress

This is a really phenomenal gown whose photos here really do not fully convey the beauty of the fabric or the richness and pure genius of that thick border of fabric "feathering" at the collar. Sarmi was known for evening wear and dramatic pieces that were highly embellished and had a decadent feel to them and this is a wonderful example of his work. The body of the dress is made of a polished silk organza with a defined waist. The skirt flares out gently from that waist and widens slightly as it falls gracefully to the floor. The neckline is the absolute star of the dress a wide wide panel of hand cut silk is hand applied to form almost a bib of what at first glance appears to be feathers. The contrast offered by the cream of the silk and the jet black organza is fantastic. It is like wearing an exotic neck-piece on your dress and gives it a chic but dramatic feel. Most likely a one of a kind custom piece. Excellent condition

Fully lined with a black silk and closes with a hand set, back painted metal zipper. Hand finishes throughout.

Bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner lining hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 11" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 44" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2298

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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