1970s Unlabeled Rainbow Colored Elaborate Sequin & Bead Detailed Dress

This dress is incredible. I have seen one or two of these over the years and feel like at one point I saw it with its original designer label way back, but I did not save the information. This one has no label but it is clearly a well made piece. Plus it is just amazing regardless of its provenance and is definitely a dress that stands on its own merit.

The base fabric is a black felted wool and this gives it a soft, artisanal feel. This has then been printed in a bright rainbow of colors that run down the dress in rows of various states of circles, from full ones to just a sliver of a curve. Each of these are then detailed with pink, blue or green sequins that are set in little clusters at the center of each little dollop of color. Around the waist is an elaborately sequin and beaded 'belt' that is not separate from the dress but rather is a part of the dress and has been detailed onto the fabric. The neckline curves up from the shoulder and the sleeves are long. Each sleeve is detailed with a row of 6 hand beaded circular pattern buttons that run down the cuffs. This same pink beaded button detailing is used at the top of the front vent to keep it closed. The waist is defined by the detailing that you see but is actually cut fairly easy with just a suggestion of shape. The skirt falls from below that elaborate sequin belt and gently widens out a touch as it nears the floor. It is incredible and a personal favorite. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a black silk and closes with a back set painted metal zipper. The zipper sticks a teeny bit at times. All of the buttons are decorative only.

Sleeves: 21"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15.5" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 40" from waist to hem and including the two inch detailing around the waist. 2.5" turned up under the hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# E684

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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