1960s Hand Beaded & Sequin Silk Gown

This is an amazing example of the work and craft that was being out into evening gowns in the early sixties. This gown is a work of art and has the resulting richness and decadence to show for it. A rich, heavy slubbed silk in a rich champagne color has been extensively detailed top to bottom. Each f the designs you see has been hand applied to the gown and donein a way that each seems like an applique with a 3D quality. Worked into the bead design are dense hand applied silver sequins that are done in clusters within the design to give little glints of light. The neckline is high with a slight scoop and the dress skims the body with just a suggestion of a waist. The skirt falls to the floor in a graceful arch of fabric. I love that each sleeve is cut wide to pick up the shape of the skirt. The detailing is done top to bottom and it is a substantial piece that feels good and weighty when in the hand and yet sits comfortably when on. A rare and fabulous piece that would be suitable for the most formal occasions including a wedding! These pieces were custom made during this time period so it is truly a one of a kind gown. Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a cream silk and closes with a back painted metal zipper.

Sleeves: 16"
Shoulders: 15.5"
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 53" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# E498

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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