1980s Isabelle Allard Paris Strapless Ribbon Lace Dress & Cropped Jacket

This dress is incredible. It is by the French designer Isabelle Allard and it has that perfect French feel about it. It is made from the most incredible fabric and when you have it in the hand and on the body, it has a couture feel to it because of that amazing fabric and high end construction. The dress is strapless and constructed to hug and fit the body. The inner construction gives it shape and form. The skirt has no venting in it to give you extra room and this allows the lower hem to curve in and gives you even more of that hourglass shape. I love how the lace is left scalloped at the edges of the top of the dress, the hem and around the jacket. The fabric itself is a 3D feeling combination of lace and black silk ribbon set into intricate designs over the lace netted base. It comes with its matching cropped jacket that is shaped to also curve around the body. The jacket is deliberately left unlined so that you really get the full effect of the ribbon adorned lacework. Rounded shoulder pads are the perfect finish and give the jacket structure. This one is for my smaller frames girls and is a tiny one. It would not fit my dress forms and has been photoed flat so on an actual body it will of course have more shape. It is exceptional. Excellent condition.

The dress is fully lined with a black silk and closes with a side set zipper. It is boned and shaped through the inner bodice. The jacket us unlined and has no closures. Padding in the shoulders. Hand finishes through out and made to demi-couture standards. Tagged a vintage 38

Bust: 15.5-16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 33" from top of bust to hem

Sleeves: 25"
Shoulders: set to extend beyond natural shoulder and have slight drop so 16" from seam to seam
Bust: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 16" from neck to hem at the back, the front curves uo shorter then that

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD3183

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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