1960s Silver Bead Space Age Mod Dress
I have had this tucked away hoping to find out more about the designer but to no avail! It is definitely a well made, higher end piece and the fantastic silver detailing is the epitome of the space age phenomenon at the time! The designer was obviously a contemporary of Courreges and Cardin who were the leaders in the look. This has all the hallmarks with a little A-line skirt and empire waist. The fine black wool crepe helps t hold the shape and I love the silver cord detailing that draws the eye up to the high set bodice and anchors each sleeve. The little half ball round silver beads sit between long clear tube beads and make and amazing contrast against the black. It is like wearing jeweler! A fabulous find! Excellent condition!
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Seam at empire: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Natural waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 10" from neck to empire waist
Skirt: 25" from waist to hem
Fully lined in a fine grade black tissue silk and closes with a fine, painted metal zipper. Each sleeve has a small hidden zipper at its cuff. Hand finished. There is one silver bead missing on one sleeve but I moved them slightly and it is not noticeable - I am just being very accurate.
Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML
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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