1960s George Stavropoulos Strapless Layered Light Pink SIlk Chiffon Dress
George Stavropoulos was known for his evening wear and his signature looks that often involved draping and the use of multiple layers of silk done on a bias cut. He focused on cut and fabric to convey the beauty of each piece. It was said that his gowns "seemed to float on air". He launched his label in 1960 and soon was dressing women like Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie Kennedy, Barbra Streisand and Maria Callas. His dresses were made by hand and to couture standards. By the early 1980s a gown by him started at around $8500 and they went up in cost from there. That starting price point equals to around $26,000 USD in modern terms. So when you buy a vintage Stavropoulos gown you are getting incredible value for your money.
This is a wonderful example of his work and the construction is on par with demi-couture. It is also a soft and romantic shade of pastel pink that I love. It is a color that is very flattering on most skin tones. The dress is constructed from layers of light weight silk chiffon. It is a strapless and the silk chiffon layers float over an inner, more fitted dress that is made of a silk crepe in a slightly more vibrant shade of pink. This inner dress has a corseted, boned inner bodice that keeps the dress in place. From there it skims over the body in a column to the floor. Over this interior structure are three full layers of a soft pink silk chiffon. It is cut so the back has an extra feel of volume and you get a more cascading almost caped feel. I love how the layers softly tier at the front breaking the line just a touch and giving the eye a bit of visual interest. It is very beautiful in person and better then how it has photographed. Excellent condition
Fully lined in pink silk crepe. The interior lining is constructed so it is like a full finished dress inside and out, over which the chiffon layers float. It closes with a back painted metal zipper. Hand finished throughout. The bodice has interior boning through the lining and smaller, fabric encased boning spaced around the bust area for a little additional support. The pink is a slightly softer pink in person.
Bust: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam the inside dress
Hips: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam the inside dress
Length: 50" from top of bust to hem at the front, extending to 52" to the back
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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