arnold scaasi

c.1984 Arnold Scaasi One Shoulder Green Draped Chiffon Dress

This chiffon dress with its one shoulder silhouette from Arnold Scaasi's ready-to-wear line is stunning. Scaasi worked under Charles James at the start of his career and many of his gowns reflect this early influence. His boutique line was launched in 1984 and was high end ready to wear and very expensive. Pieces from it often have a demi-couture level finish and really are an extension of his couture line.

The one shoulder cut of this dress gives it a wonderful Grecian feel. The asymmetrical draping on the opposite side from the single shoulder also make it feel a little different from the designs you usually see in a single shoulder dress. I love how the curves of the dress work in combination with each other and make the design beautiful to look at no natter what angle you see it from. The skirt flows to the floor in an asymmetrical line that is cut so that it sits longer at the back and at one side. The other side of the skirt drapes up on a softly cut and draped angle that allows for a flash of leg when you walk or move. This asymmetrical cut also creates contrast and balance to the bare shoulder on the other side. The chiffon used on the skirt is bias cut so it flows and moves with you. The bodice of the dress is cut to follow your curves and the hand placed, gathered chiffon is draped down and over to create a flattering line. This dress really moves wonderfully when on and is quite beautiful. Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a matching green tissue silk that is all hand set. Closes with a side hidden set zipper. Lightly boned through the bodice. The skirt has an inner silk layer with two layers of the chiffon over that. Note the color is a little less deep a green in person as how it photoed.

Bust: to 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Natural waist: to 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam inside
Bodice: 18" from top of shoulder to dropped waist
Skirt: 45" from dropped waist to longest point of hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD1455

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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