ruben panis

1970s Ombre Sequin Ruben Panis Maxi Dress

A light silk chiffon base makes this gown much lighter on than it may appear with that profusion of sequins. The way it is cut is very old Hollywood with full coverage form neck to hem. This allowed Ruben to take full advantage of the fabric and make that spectacular design. Vertical rows of sequins are hand sewn into place - they begin at the top as a glossy black, change to a burgundy that matches the silk underneath and finally, finish in a iridescent deep green. The overall effect - especially at a distance is really extraordinary! Panis was known for his flair for drama (he started off designing costumes for showgirls in Las Vegas before working for Galanos and Norell) and his gowns were worn by the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Zsa Zsa Gabo. This is an excellent example of his work and very well made. Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a matching silk chiffon. It closes with a back, painted metal zipper. and hook & eye at the back neck The very occasional sequin missing but no outstanding bare spots.

Sleeves: 23"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 54" from top of shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML

Item# DD1888

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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