Recent Elie Saab Fully Beaded & Sequinned Black Dress

This is a stunning dress by Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab who opened his first couture atelier in Beirut in 1982 when he was just 18 years old. His brand has steadily expanded since and he is now one of the most sought after labels in modern fashion. This gown is beautiful and extremely intricate. It reminds me of the nest of the beaded gown from Old Hollywood and certainly has that same high glamour factor. The base fabric is a black eyelet and it is kept from being transparent with a heavy black silk lining. The base fabric serves as part of the pattern of the dress as it separates the panels of bead and sequin work and create an angular, blocked design that runs over the dress top to bottom. Each of these created panels are densely beaded by hand with a heavy layer of beads, sequins and little silk tabs. This gives the dress an incredible 3D texture and richness that has to be seen in person. The dress is cut to hug the body and be a touch shorter in front, while the back flares out in a pretty little mermaid silhouette. It is very feminine and sexy. Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a heavy black silk and closes with a hidden set back zipper. No size tag so please check the listed measurements. The fabric does have a touch of stretch

Bust: 18-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19-21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 55" from shoulder to front hem, 61" to the back hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# DD2848

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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