1970s Bob Mackie Beaded Strapless Ivory Silk Chiffon Dress
This gorgeous dress is by Bob Mackie who is perhaps as well known for dressing Cher as he is for his love of over the top opulence in his work. He worked for costume designers Edith Head and Jean Louis before starting his own label. This early influence and love for the glamor of Hollywood is seen all through his career. His work is always extravagant and glamorous in the best possible way. Here we have a lovely off-white dress made from silk chiffon detailed with dangling bead work on the bodice. The bust is strapless and fitted to the body with inner construction to hold it in place. On the exterior are hand applied rhinestones, silver and clear glass beads and dangling strands set on pretty curving lines. It would not be a Bob Mackie without some glitz and the bodice brings that in spades. Under that beaded bust line, the silk chiffon skirt flows the floor giving a light and airy effect as it swirls around you as you move. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a white silk that is completely hand set, with a boned, slightly padded bust and waist stay interior. It closes with a back painted zipper. Hand finished throughout. Two layers of silk chiffon over the inner lining of the skirt. It is numbered by hand on one side of the interior. I see a couple of very minor marks and a small repair on the top layer of silk near one side at the back but you only spot these when it is laid out flat due to the yards and yards of fabric in the skirt.
Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 49" from top of dress 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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