mr blackwell

1980s Mr Blackwell Silk Eyelash Detail Gown

Insanely over the top, this Mr Blackwell gown is just fabulous! It has a mix of showgirl, thirties Hollywood & red carpet mixed with an undeniably eighties glam and it somehow all works! The extravagance of it gives it a high couture feel and the girl wearing this will definitely capture all eyes and attention! It is cut with an angled and full skirt that perfectly balances the huge and dramatic bow on the side. The other sleeve is a pouf that sits low off the shoulder. I love how the angled neckline mimics the angle that the low set skirt is cut at. It is a touch too big on my mannequin and I do not like to overly pin items, but do know that on a girl of the proper size, it will be more curve hugging. The fabric is a semi sheer silk organza set with little black and silver "eyelash" details that cover the fabric  from shoulder to hem and add an interesting textural detail. It really is quite fabulous and a definite entrance maker. Excellent condition.

Fully lined through the body with a black matte rayon. The skirt has two layers of tulle and the puffed sleeve is lined in a chiffon. It closes with a side zipper and both ends of the puffed sleeve have elastic.

Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 58" from shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD1664

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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