1960s Hand Beaded Maggie Reeves Couture Gown

Maggy Reeves was a couture designer in Canada and her pieces are as rare as rare can be. It is a delight and privilege to be able to pass on a piece of her work! This dress is extraordinarily beautiful, It is constructed of beautiful, heavy weight pink silk and over that base it is entirely covered  in a combination of cord lace and hand done, dense bead work. The bodice has a simple cut with a high neck and elbow length sleeves.  I love how the sleeves are cut straight and wide and finish with a scalloping of the lace. The back dips dramatically into a plunged V. It is all hand finished and the workmanship is amazing. It is meticulously done and of very high end construction. The skirt is long and lean and has an almost apron effect as the lace top portion wraps around the inner silk satin. The sides are then caught up with a series of bows that run down the back. The gown is a superb example of high end couture workmanship. Presents as excellent condition with some minor bead loss. See below for full description

Fully lined in silk crepe and a layer of silk satin sits between the inner lining and the exterior beaded lace. The lace is hand made and hand beaded. It closes with a back painted metal zipper. All hand finished. There are some small areas here and there where the beads have fallen off - due to the extensive amount of bead work and the lace the result is minimal in terms of being able to see it when on. You really have to be viewing up close and looking for the areas. Priced well below where it would be otherwise. I have an extra envelope with replacement beads as well.

Sleeves: 11"
Shoulders: 15.5"
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 37" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2024

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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