ruben panis

1970s Ruben Panis Metallic Silk Chiffon Gown

Bias cut, silk chiffon layers give this beautiful gown a light as a feather feel while keeping it looking expensive and chic. The inner two layers are black silk chiffon with a spectacular top layer that has a swooping design of a silver blue, a gold and a copper in a metallic fine thread applique fused onto the silk. The hem flares out at bottom, actually by quite a bit, but because it is cut on the bias it feels more like a column when the wearer is standing still and only displays its wonderful fullness once you move or twirl. The way it is cut is very old school and very much like earlier couture twenties pieces. It has that classic one shoulder shape and the shoulder from which the entire dress suspends is topped by a dramatic bow made of the same fabric. Really a wonderful dress! Excellent, appears unworn condition.

Fully lined in a two layers of black silk chiffon that is also bias cut. It closes with a hidden side zipper. The bias cut allows for a variety of sizes as long as the bust fits

Bust: 17-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20-24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 59" from top of shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG

Item# DD1675

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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