nina ricci

1970s Amazing Black Nina Ricci Dress

An amazing and fabulous LBD from Nina Ricci! Please take a moment to go through the closer photos and super size them - this dress is deceptively simple but really an amazing feat of construction. The bodice is simplicity itself with a romantic feeling halter construction that is flattering but not so low or bare that you feel exposed. The waist is nipped slightly but this is created by vertical seaming from the empire seam just under the bust - this really gives a long, lean silhouette! The skirt is really the delight of this piece - the fabric panels expand so there is actually an amazing amount of fabric there and it is quite full with lots of movement. The seaming is done so these panels naturally curve - so they way you see it sitting in the photos is what it does in real life! Amazing. It is all done in a fine fine wool and it has a good substantial, couture like feel. Lined in black tissue silk so feels wonderful on. Rare label to find and in mint condition!

Bust: 16" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Empire waist: 14" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 13" from shoulder to empire waist seam
Skirt: 39" from empire waist seam to the hem

Fully lined in black tissue silk through the bodice and the skirt is self-lined. It closes with a back hand set zipper. Extremely well constructed.

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML (6-8)

Item# DD733

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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