Extraordinary 1960s Sequin, Bead & Silk Chiffon Dress

This dress is extraordinary. It has no label but it does have all the hallmarks of a very well made garment and was certainly a designer piece. The bead and sequin work on it are all hand applied to the silk chiffon backdrop. It has a beautiful pink and green, over-sized, floral pattern that covers the dress from top to bottom. Sequins were then applied to highlight that flower design and they follow the colors within the design as well. The neckline and arms have a densely beaded border whose beads are applied so heavily that you get a 3D feel of the pattern there. The back dips down to expose the back and draping from the base of that scoop are extra panels of fabric sweeping to the floor. This creates a goddess feel along with a beautiful bit of movement when you move. From the front, the dress falls in a singular chic column to the floor. A real beauty and the kind of workmanship that only vintage can provide. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a cream silk crepe and nude silk chiffon on the upper portion of the shoulder. It closes with a painted metal, hand set zipper in the inside lining. All hand finished.

Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 52" from shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# E544

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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