Stunning 1980s Saks Fifth Avenue Red Silk Satin Dress w Unusual Attached Collar Detail
This a stunning dress that has a Saks Fifth Avenue tag and no other so its origins are a bit of a mystery. It is coming from the same estate of a woman I am just starting to go through. She bought a lot of Oscar de la Renta, Fath, Versace and other high end labels and you can tell that this a dress of quality even without knowing her label preferences. It is made out of a beautiful clear and true red matte silk satin. The fabric is just heavy enough to be able to hold the shape, but is still light enough that with every move it billows out around and behind you. The bodice is very unusual. At the front it is strapless and curves across your bust. At the back it has an almost racerback feel with the an angled cut that extends all the way to the high back of your neck. It then extends out and wraps around to form a collar that you see at the front. This gives the dress a bit of an edgy feel that I love. The bust is fitted and shaped to accentuate your curves. Below that the skirt is very full and billows out and around you beautifully. It is cut to be very full. It curves over the hips and then flows to the floor as it widens out. At the back it is cut longer then the front to give it a beautiful curve. Big soft pleats start at each side of the hips and then continue to the back. The way they are set into the base of the back give the skirt more fullness there and the effect is just beautiful. From the side this creates a beautiful curving angle from the waist to back hem. No matter what angle you see the dress it is stunning. It is just fabulous. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a red silk through the bodice and a the skirt is self based in a black. Built in inner skirts that give it the fullness that you see and then a red silk inner skirt under that. It closes with a back hidden set zipper. Ribbon edged finished seams. It appears to have never been worn or worn very little.
Neck: 12.5" around
Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner hips: 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from neck to waist
Skirt: 42" from waist to front hem, 48" to the back 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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