1970s Matte Black Silk Satin Adolfo Gown

Adolfo apprenticed at Balenciaga and you can see that influence in the drape and fabric choice of this gown. His clients included Gloria Vanderbilt, Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Nancy Reagan & the Duchess of Windsor. His pieces reflect that society lady feel and they tend to be strong with a certain sense of classiness to them. I love the thick slipper satin used on this gown. It gives the dress just the right amount of weight tomake the subtle draping work perfectly and it also glimmers like somethign alive once on. The top bodice is cut full with a dolman sleeve that narrows to zipped cuffs around the wrists. The front neckline is scooped while the back is accented by a draped panel that lies low and leave the upper back exposed. the skirt is cut supermodel long and lean and there is a surprising amount of fabric hidden in the folds and drapes. Stunning. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a high grade black tissue silk. It closes with a back painted metal zipper and there are hidden set zippers on each cuff.

Sleeves: approx 22"
Shoulders: no true defined seams
Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 45" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD1876

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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