2000s Oleg Cassini Couture Ivory Silk Satin Wedding Dress w Open Beaded Sides & Train
Oleg Cassini was born in Russia, started his career working for Jean Patou, opened his first shop in Rome and eventually moved to the US in 1936. He started in Hollywood designing costumes in 1941 and dressed just about every star in Hollywood for decades. While doing that he also had his own line where he built his reputation as being the designer of choice for Jacqueline Kennedy while she was the First Lady. In 2003 The Council of Fashion Designers of America Board of Directors noted Cassini's extraordinary design achievements with their first ever Board of Directors Special Tribute. This dress is from his higher end bridal couture line whose prices ranges from $5000 to $50000
This dress is is such a statement piece and definitely not for the super traditional bride. But if you have been looking for something that is a statement piece this is it. The dress is made from a rich feeling ivory silk satin. This gives the dress a touch of a luxurious sheen to it that beautifully catches the light. The front is cut in a long sleek sheath with a high set neckline that is cut straight across. It skims over the bust and comes in slightly at the waist. At the hips a panel of fabric wraps over the inner dress and is set so that it softly drapes around the hips for a bit of a sculptural feel and detailing. It continues all the way down to the hem at the front and then on each side of you it wraps around to the back where it is gathered along the sides of the back zipper. The back of that panel is cut on a curve that drapes down beautiful to the hem. Under that the main body of the dress flares out to create a stunning train behind you. The back is cut into a low V for a bare expanse of skin. More skin is shown with the cut outs that run down each side of the bodice. These side openings are incredible and a very unexpected detail. Each opening is held in place with a criss cross beaded strap that runs down the opening. The beadwork is done to form little flowers for a sweet little romantic touch. It is a gorgeous dress that would be perfect for a wedding dress for some one who wanted something not quite so traditional and it could also be worn for a black tie event. Excellent condition with one note to review below
Fully lined with an ivory silky rayon and closes with a back zipper. The gown is very fresh looking with grubbiness only to the back train from brushing on the floor when stored. I do not think it was ever actually worn. Tagged a size 6
Bust: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 62" from top of shoulder to front hem, 72" to the very end of the back train
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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