1980s Nina Ricci Demi-Couture "Haute Boutique" Silk Dress
This is the Nina Ricci demi-couture label from the 1980s and it has that amazing eighties aesthetic to it with its bold, full cut through the arms but is still refined enough that it does not feel like a "costume" like some eighties pieces feel. I am actually seeing a lot of similar pieces on the runways this past season or so and indeed this gown feels remarkably fresh. The dress is absolutely gorgeous and on a girl that it fits properly it is even better. (it was a touch too big on my mannequin). I love the gathered ruching that runs down the front - this not only adds that rich touch but also accents the smallness of the waist. The bodice is shaped around the bust with and then angles into those remarkable shoulders and sleeves that are cut loose and full with a generous cut that tapers down the a narrow wrist. Each wrist zips to close and the fabric is gathered and ruched around these closures, tying into the front detailing. To off-set that volume though the sleeves, the skirt is more fitted as it falls to the floor in a graceful column of silk that gently widens as it nears the hem. The impact of that bare back is the perfect, an unexpected, finishing touch. It is very well made and the tissue red silk interior gives it a rich and sensual feel once on. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a red silk and closes with a back zipper and hook & eye at the neck. Each cuff has zippers to close. A mix of machine and hand finishes.
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 61" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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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