1980s Trained Bellville Sassoon Heavily Beaded Gown

This is a very rare and beautiful Bellville Sassoon gown that really shows why women like Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor chose this label for special events. The label also designed for Princess Diana. There was even an exhibit of their work last year at The Fashion and Textile Museum. This gown is a gorgeous combination of textures that give it a beautiful and rich feel. Every element on the gown has a depth and texture to it separate from the others and yet it all works perfectly together. The body of the gown is a crinkled metallic silk that has a floral pattern of deep red roses. The muted autumnal colors flow into each other in tones of deep browns, olives and russets all with a hint of metallic to them. The bias cut skirt flows to the ground, widening as it nears the hem and it has a longer train at the back. The bust is set high and is covered in embroidery and bead work - 3D in some places - giving it a rich luxurious feel. It is just exquisite! Excellent. appears unworn condition.

The dress is fully lined in a chocolate silky rayon. It closes with a handset, back painted metal & nylon zipper. Tagged a UK 12 but please check actual measurements

Shoulder: no true defined seam
Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Empire waist where beads end: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Natural waist: to 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: approx 10" from mid neck to where beads end at waist
Skirt: 46" from mid front where beads end to hem, the train extends another 9" at the beck

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD1960

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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