1960s Lame Velvet, Feather & Heavy Rhinestone Dress
This dress is absolutely stunning. A real showstopper. It feels very very well made - to an almost demi-couture quality and it is just a beauty. It is a fantastical combination of a velvet, feathers and rhinestones. The body of the dress is made form a black velvet that has an iridescent lame thread running through. The effect is subtle but does give the fabric an overall shimmer that really adds to the depth and dimension of the velvet. Each sleeve is finished with both a beautiful circle of glossy black feathers and a heavy cuff of huge glass rhinestones. This rhinestone detail also edges the V cut neckline. I can't tell you enough about the quality of the rhinestones - they are very large glass cut stones and of very high quality. and each is prong set. The waist curves up to meet the V of the neckline and the skirt flows down from there in a slightly widening A-line. I love the contrast of the three textures together and the simple cut of the dress itself allows it all to work together perfectly. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a hand set black silk and closes at the back with a painted metal zipper. Lots of hand finishing and the feathers are glossy and there is no shedding. The rhinestones all appear to be present and I see no darkened stones.
Sleeves: 18.5" (feathers extend further)
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Under Bust: 14.5"
True Waist: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 26" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 52.5" from shoulder to hem
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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