1960s Stavropoulos Couture Lace & Silk Pink Strapless Dress
George Stavropoulos was an amazing designer. He was known especially for his evening wear and his hallmarks were draping, floating panels and bias cut dresses. He disliked overt ornamentation and instead focused on cut and his fabric choices to convey the beauty of each piece he designed. This is a wonderful example of his work and the construction is on par with demi-couture. It is also a beautiful and romantic shade of pink that I love and is very flattering on most skin tones. The interior of the dress that lies hidden under the lace and silk chiffon is a strapless shift that has been perfectly constructed from a pink silk crepe. This inner dress hugs the body and has a corseted bodice that keeps the dress in place and then from there it skims over the body in a column to the floor. Over this interior structure is three full layers of a soft pink silk chiffon. It is virtually weightless and so fine that it adds no unneeded bulk as it flows under the top layer of lace. It is cut with extra volume at the back and set between where the lace exterior meets so that it peeks out as a design detail down the entire center back and then flows into a small train behind you. The very top layer of the gown is finished in a beautiful pink lace with all of the edges done to showcase the scalloped design of the pattern. It is very beautiful in person and better then how it has photographed. Excellent condition
Fully lined in pink silk crepe. The interior lining is constructed so it is like a full finished dress inside and out, over which the chiffon and lace layers lie. It closes with a back painted metal zipper. Hand finished throughout. The bodice has interior boning through the lining and smaller, fabric encased boning spaced around the bust area for a little additional support. A small repair or two to the lace here and there. The pink is a more pastel, prettier pink in person.
Bust: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam the inside dress
Hips: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam the inside dress
Length: 48" from top of bust to hem at the front, extending to 52" to the back
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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