1960s Cabochon Belt Tat Saunders Gown

Tat Saunders was the designer behind the exclusive Ritz Carton boutiques and specialized in high end, customs pieces that catered to the Rtz Carton client of the day. She was renowned for her use of very good fabric and spared no expense in the finishing of her dresses - they are on par with demi-couture and I am always pleased to find one! This one is exceptional due to both that jaw dropping collar and that insanely beautiful cabochon stone belt detailing! The fabric is a silk organza that has gold thread shot through to the dress glows in the light while still staying beautifully vibrant, The skirt is cut on the A-line and bust dips to a V. The sleeves are full with long slim cuffs to emphasize the fullness above. The attached belt has the most specular buckle - it could be a true piece of jewelery in its own right and has a decidedly Chanel feel to it! Excellent, seemingly unworn condition!

Sleeves: 24"
Shoulders: 15.5
Bust: to 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam with stretch
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam with stretch
Hips: to 24" flat across from side seam to side seam with stretch
Bodice: 15" from neck to waist
Skirt: 40" from neck to bottom hem

Fully lined in a matching green silk crepe and closes with a back painted metal zipper. Each cuff closes with a row of hidden snaps. The belt is attached and hooks to close. The work in the belt is very high quality as is the construction of the gown. Hand finishes.

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML (6-8)

Item# DD11114

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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