Rare 1970s Bellville Sassoon Silk Dress

This is a very rare and beautiful Bellville Sassoon silk chiffon dress that has been done on the most amazing colors! The Sassoon label shot to absolute infamy when they dressed Princess Diana shortly after her engagement. The gown has a soft, sexy, bohemian feel to it in a manner that was just not done at the time. This dress has that same romantic bohemian feel and is wonderfully made. The silk is the finest, most delicate Indian silk and it has been customs screened with that gorgeous design. It loosely drapes with an inner silk dress built inside. The skirt flows to the floor in a cascade of lighter the air chiffon and the bodice has a bold panel of coral design worked down its center. Each sleeve balloons above the cuff and the front of the bodice can be tied, left open and worn on or off the shoulders. The original belt is still present. Amazing and very very rare piece! Excellent condition.

The dress is fully lined in a dyed to match turquoise silk chiffon except for the sleeves which are unlined. It closes with a handset, back painted metal zipper. Each cuff closes with hidden snaps. The original fabric sash is present and also in excellent condition. The neck has a piped silk chiffon cord running through it and can be adjusted to sit on or off the shoulder. There is a small nick on the fabric at the back of the skirt near the hem that does not detract when on due to the volume of fabric.

Sleeves: approx 25"
Shoulder: adjustable
Bust: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14-15" flat across inside lining from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 21" flat across inside lining from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 41" from shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML

Item# DD973

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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