1960s Silk Chiffon Tiered Dress w Capelet

This 1960s silk chiffon goddess dress is by a high end Toronto designer Ruth Dukas who did custom pieces for the jet set. One of her gowns currently resides as part of the permanent archives of the Royal Ontario Museum. This lovely dress is constructed of layers of bright pink silk chiffon that cascades in ties from the waist to hem. The waist is heavily beaded with a pink and silver floral design and the bodice is kept simple and sleeveless. It has an separate capelet like piece that has attached beaded cuffs that snap into place around the wrists so it forms a floating, light as air topper. The bead work is fantastic and the color is far brighter and truer in person - it is a true bright hot pink. Wonderfully finished - all meticulously by hand and just a joy of details! Excellent condition.

The dress is fully lined in a hot pink silk crepe. It closes with a side painted metal zipper and each cuff on the matching capelet/shrug closes with three hidden snaps. One shoulder opens and closes with hidden hook and eye. Hand finished. All the bead work is present. There is one smudge of a spot on the very bottom tier that does not detract.

Bust: 18" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from shoulder to top of the beaded waist band
Waist band: 3" wide
Skirt: 40" from the bottom of the beaded waist band to the bottom hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML-MED

Item# E418

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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