1980s Joan Rivers Owned Ungaro Silk Dot Dress

This dress came with tags from the StarWares auction and was part of an auction several years prior to her passing. Even without the Hollywood connection it is a drop dead gorgeous Ungaro dress and with the recent revival of all things eighties feels surprisingly fresh once again. I have had a similar dress to this in the shop before and this is one of my favorite designs by him. It is utterly fantastic in every possible way and manages to be dramatic, sexy and classic all at once. It is superbly fitted and almost corseted through the torso where the silk is gathered in perfect soft drapes. The shoulders are cut high and square and the sleeves begin fuller at the top pf the arm and then narrow to a zipped cuff. I love the square off front with the angled inset sleeves and the sexy cut out detailing at the back. The fabric is 100% silk inside and out and has a fantastic yellow dot print on black. It is very well made with hand finishes and could have been custom made in this particular fabric just for Joan. The wrapped panel of fabric that ends in a bow on the hip gives it a bit of a forties vibe. A really stunning dress. Excellent condition

The dress is fully interlined in black silk chiffon and closes with a back painted metal zipper and a button at the top back neck. Shoulder pads, lightly boned through the bodice and hand finished. Note that on the proper sized girl it will close completely - it was too small on my mannequin to do so hence the gap mid-back

Sleeves: 23"
Shoulders: 15.5"
Bust: 15-15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 11.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 20.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS

Item# DD2318

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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