1960s Nathan Strong Black Silk Beaded Gown

This is a stunning dress with an interesting mix of textures. The skirt is a puffed silk brocade that is cut to follow your curves and definitely has that old Hollywood starlet feel to it. It falls to the floor in a sleek column. This is topped by a simple scooped and sleeveless bodice that is densely covered with glossy black beads and sequins. The bodice is molded to fit the bust and the neckline is a soft rounded scoop. The back scoops quite low and the waist nips in.  Excellent condition.

Fully lined in black silky rayon and closes with a back painted metal zipper. Note that it closes at the back properly but was too small to do so on the mannequin

Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 11.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 38" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS

Item# E543

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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