alfred bosand

1970s Alfred Bosand Printed Floral Ribbon Silk Gown & Cape

New York based designer Alfred Bosand was known for his pretty and romantic pieces and this dress with a matching full length scarf piece that can be worn in a variety of ways by is no exception. Both pieces are constructed from a lightweight silk that has a pretty floral design screened onto it's white backdrop. I love how the silk has a 'ribbon' effect woven directly into it. This gives the fabric extra texture and adds to the prettiness of the design. The bodice of the dress is kept simple with a low scooped at both the back and the front. Little silk straps curve up and over each shoulder. From the waist, the skirt cascades to the floor in a column of silk. The outer layer of the skirt floats over an inner silk lining and the effect is very pretty. Over the dress you can add the matching caped scarf piece. This has a built in collar to it that hooks to close and then you can wear it long to the front, the back or flip the ends around your neck. It is a really lovely and pretty set and both pieces are very well made. Excellent condition

Fully lined in white silk with an additional layer of white silky rayon in the bust area. The cape is unlined. The dress closes with a back painted metal zipper and the cape closes with two hook & eye at the collar. Hand finishes

Bust: 16-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Empire waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips at inner lining: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 12" from shoulder to slight empire waist
Skirt: 45" from slight empire waist to hem

Neck: 13.5" from hook to hook and each side falls 60" long and 24" wide

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML (6-8)

Item# DD952

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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