1980s Carolyne Roehm Black Silk Gown
Carolyne Roehm worked at Oscar de la Renta and you can see that influence in this gown. This is a label you don't see often - she only had her company from 1985 to 1991 so when we find one we are pretty excited. This is a great example of her work and it is well made and has that sort of timeless chic that she put into her work. It is cut with a soft, romantic feel. The top portion is black chiffon and gathered in curved drapes at the front and back. Each sleeve is left unlined and contrast is created above the gathered cuffs set off by a row of fabric covered buttons. The skirt is soft and full and the use of black silk organza gives an interesting contrast to the chiffon. Excellent, appears unworn condition.
Fully lined in a high grade black tissue silk. The skirt has a two layers of the organza over the inner lining. A wide built in band of stiffening is worked into the interior layer's skirt hem. It closes with a hidden set side zipper. Each cuff has 7 fabric covered buttons and loops that are functional. Lightly boned through the bodice. Well made and since it is entirely silk, very light.
Shoulders: no true defined seam
Bust: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of shoulder to waist
Skirt: 43" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG
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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