Early 1980s Nina Ricci Black Silk Metallic Lame Full Skirted Low Back Dress
This lovely dress is made of a black silk that has a black metallic lame thread woven through it in a beautiful square check pattern, The patterns runs through the dress from top to bottom. The play of the matte silk with the lame thread on top of it is fabulous. The threads catch the light to give it depth and extra glamour. The bodice is cut to be fitted around the bust and cinch in the waist. It is suspenses from the shoulders with wide straps that curve up and into the low scooped back. The interior is lined in a high quality silk and there are built in cups between the inner silk lining and exterior. This attention to detail and the extra care put into the inner construction give you a clue to the quality of the dress. The skirt is very full and I love how it is set along a pointed drop waist at the front. This elongates the torso and also keeps the full skirt from feeling too overwhelming on the body. The skirt has a built underskirt that is made up of layers of tulle to keep that wonderful fullness that you see. It is a beautiful dress from an important French atelier/. It looks to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition.
Fully lined with a fine back tissue silk and closes with a back zipper. There are built in cups inside the bodice. The skirt's interior has an inner layer of silk and then an elaborate tulle skirting with many layers through the hem in between that inner layer and the exterior. Another layer of silk organza interlined the outer layer of the skirt. Note that this does close all the way up the back - it was just too small on the dress form.
Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from shoulder to side waist seam
Skirt: 25" from side waist seam to 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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