1960s Sequin Givenchy Gown & Wrap

This dress is both amazing and rare. Early Givenchy pieces are hard to find as it is and to find a gown that is of this magnitude is a treat! It is fully sequined from top to bottom. Each strap is completely covered in hand stitched sequins and cover the top and under-portion of the strap - all sewn into a silk backing. The sequins form wide panels of stripes and on the bodice these go horizontally. This contrasts sharply with the vertically striped skirt. It is cut in that classic bombshell Hollywood silhouette. It hugs the bust and nips in at the waist. The skirt skims over the hip and then flares out in a series of perfect inset pleats that begin at the knee. This allows the skirt to fall in a lean column when the wearer is standing still but to flare out dramatically at the slightest movement. Because it is all hand work on a silk organza it is shockingly light. A dramatic two toned shawl that is the full length of the piece and then some can be styled in a variety of ways. There are hooks and clips on both it and inside the dress so that you can wear it as shown or as a train that will extend far beyond the bottom hem. A true masterpiece! Excellent condition

Bust: approx 17" flat across from side seam to side seam with built in A to small B cup
Waist: 12.5-13" flat across from side seam to side seam right under the bust
Hips: 18-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 42" from waist to hem

Fully lined through the bodice with a blue silk organza. There Is also a built in half bra (you could easily remove this is it does not fit correctly or to gain more room through the bust - it is left as found. The skirt is unlined. Closes with a back painted zipper and hook and eye. The matching scarf is unlined and has a loop of fabric at its center that hooks into place - you just wrap it as you please and it can be styled many ways! Hand finishes. Perhaps the occasional missing sequin but no bare areas or issues.

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD1039

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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