1960s Striking Medallion Embellished Black Dress

This is a very well made dress that was made in Italy by some small design house whose history has been lost to time. It is a striking dress with a gorgeous line to it and embellishments that really make it a striking piece. The skirt is supermodel length especially when set into a long dropped bodice. It is cut with a long inverted front pleat that allows it to look sleek when you stand still but has lots of movement and volume once you move. It gradually widens as it nears the hem. This is topped by a simple bodice. that has a deep scalloped neckline and on either side of that neckline are three huge medallions. These are made from a thin hand cut metal ring surrounded by hand placed beads and crystals. The contrast of this metallic and crystal pop against the black fabric is wonderful. The dress itself is made from a thick and heavy black mixed fabric that keep the lines very well. These early wool and silk alternatives were cutting edge at the time and the fabric used on this is very good. I never would have guessed it to be a mix had it not still retain an old style, original fabric tag. Very well made dress and quite unusual. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a hand set silk and closes with a back metal and nylon zipper.

Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 22.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 18" from neck to waist
Skirt: 41" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# E618

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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