Prettiest 1980s Arnold Scaasi Strapless Metallic Finished Brilliant Floral Print Dress w Bow
This dress is by Arnold Scassi and I love the choice of sequin and net that he used for this one. Scaasi worked under Charles James at the start of his career and many of his dressed reflect this early influence. His boutique line was launched in 1984 and was high end ready-to-wear and very expensive. Pieces from it often have a demi-couture level finish and really are an extension of his couture line. This one is especially fabulous and just is one of those pieces that feel joyful to look at.
This is one of those dresses that just fills you with joy when you see it. The dress is made from this fabulous fabric that has a metallic finish to it and then that is absolutely covered with a gorgeous flower design that covers it's entire surface. In addition to the overall gold that is woven through the fabric there are also these big gold circles that are subtly woven over everything. It is gorgeous in the light. The fabric is very light and fluid and it weighs next to nothing once on. The strapless bodice is lightly boned inside for support. On the exterior the fabric is gathered over the bust in soft pleats in towards the center. The waist nips in and there is a large flat bow that sits at the center. All of the fabric is gathered in towards the center to this bow and this makes it feel like the dress is wrapped into place around you. The skirt adds to this wrapped around feel with an overlapped front that curves down and opens to the hem. This let's a little extra leg show when you walk and sit. It is an easy dress to wear and so very pretty. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a red silky rayon and closes at the back with a hidden set zipper. It is lightly boned through the bodice. The skirt is tacked into place to hold it at the front and this could be released or placed higher if you wanted it to open higher
Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 9" from top of dress to waist
Skirt: 39" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
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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