1970s Alberto Fabiani Open Slit Coral Silk Print Dress
This is a very pretty red-coral silk dress by the Italian designer Alberto Fabiani. His name is best known for the collaboration with his wife Simonetta, whom with for three years they ran the Simonetta et Fabiani label from 1962-1965/66. Both before and after that until her retired in the early 1970s he designed solely under his own label. This dress is from the latter part of his career and is quite wonderful. It is made of a fine, light silk done in a brilliant coral red. It has a secondary silk satin line worked through the fabric so it has a touch of subtle sheen. It is cut to slip over the head and be loose and easy ont he body above and below the defined waist. There is a little panel of silk that runs around the hip for an extra touch of flounce and a long tie attached at the neck. I have pout this on the mannequin with the slit that runs form neck to waist at the front but you could easily wear this turned around the other way so the opening and tie are at the back. I lvoe the floral print that accents the hem and hip. It feels very Italian movie star - some thing that Sophia Loren would have strolled around the city in. Excellent condition
The skirt is lined in a red tissue silk and the top unlined. It closes with a painted metal side zipper and an inner waist stay that hooks to close. The panel over the hips has tiny snaps so it closes over the zipper.
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from neck to waist
Skirt: 33.5" from waist to hem
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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