alfred bosand

1970s Alfred Bosand Green Goddess Dress

A really amazing densely pleated silk chiffon asymmetrical dress by Alfred Bosand with a beautiful tiered design. Bosand was an American Couturier and is often overlooked in my opinion. His work is quite beautiful and he specialized in evening pieces. Here this beautiful and almost weightless gown is done in a beautiful emerald green silk. One layer forms the top and sits over a second, longer layer underneath and both layers are cut on opposite angles. I love how the edges of each layer has been rolled and then hand stitched so that you get a rounded fluted ruffle finish - so pretty! The top is stunning - it has one shoulder, leaving the other bare and the skirt is also cut on the angle so you get a flash of leg rather then full coverage. It is very light and the color divine - the bias, pleat cut makes it an easy to wear piece and that glorious color and cut gives it a high impact factor. Excellent condition.

Fully lined with a green silky chiffon, it closes with a hand set, side painted metal zipper. Hand finishes. The color is more saturated in person - the camera light makes it looks a little less intense then in real life

Bust: to 18" flat across the back from side seam to side seam with stretch
Waist: to 16" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Length: 42 at shortest point, 56" to longest from shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# DD1982

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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