1990s Ben de Lisi One Shoulder Aubergine Silk Chiffon Dress

In the 1990s Ben de Lisi was dressing celebrities like Kate Winslett, Helena Bonham Carter and Anjelica Huston. He closed up shop in 2008 so really only designed for a short period of time. In his heyday, his gowns were very sought after and their designs really captured that nineties aesthetic. Here we have a lovely silk chiffon gown in a deep eggplant/aubergine color. The silk is cut on the bias and set so that the dress drapes over an inner corset that is lightly boned for support. The silk he chose to use has a slight texture to it. The outer layers of the dress sit over an inner layer of silk slipper satin so it feels wonderful on. I love that he chose to turn the smoother surface of that silk satin inwards so that once on, you feel that sensual fabric directly against your skin, this simple trick makes the gown feel like a lingerie piece once on the body. A panel of chiffon drapes up and over one shoulder in a sensual curve of fabric and then cascades down the side, trailing beyond the hem to create the suggestion of a train. A 31" slit runs up one leg for a flash of skin. It is simple but dramatic and the color is just superb. Excellent condition.

Constructed with a full, finished inner dress that is made of a silk satin in a matching hue of purple and that closes at the side with a hidden zipper. Additionally, there are lingerie hook & eye running down the side of the inner bodice. Lightly boned through the interior corset. Tagged a US 6 but please check measurements listed below

Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner corset waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bias cut hips: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: approx 60" from inner waist to front hem and 66" to the back hem (cut on the bias so will come up some once on) with the fabric panel that comes out from the waist extending another 7" past the back hem length

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD1460

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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