Stunning 1960s Black Silk Satin Sarmi Cocktail Dress

This is a really phenomenal little cocktail dress whose photos here really do not fully convey the beauty of the fabric or the richness and pure genius of that cut and the way the entire thing is constructed. Sarmi was known for evening wear and dramatic pieces that were well made with dramatic details and had a true decadent feel to them & this is a wonderful example of his work. The body of the dress is made of a black silk satin with a defined waist accented by the most beautiful bow and flower. A ribbon wraps around and hooks under the front flower for a pretty touch. The skirt flares out gently from that waist and widens slightly as it falls gracefully past the knee and is finished with a ruffled hem. The neckline is kept perfectly simple with no collar and a notched neckline so the lines are kept smooth and perfect.  The final touch is the long sleeves whose riffled cuffs perfectly tie it all together. Most likely a one of a kind custom piece as were most of his pieces. Excellent condition

Fully interlined with a black silk organza though the skirt and fine black silk through the bodice. It closes with a hand set, back painted metal zipper. Hand finishes throughout.

Sleeves: 23.5"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 14" from neck to waist
Skirt: 30" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2505

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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