Elegant black silk shantung gown for formal occasions.
Full length, straight gown with a slightly raised waistline has been dyed to black. The hem, neckline and armholes are trimmed with looped rouleaus in the same fabric. Little silk rosettes and flowers adorn the bodice and are highlighted with beads and sequins and there is piping at the waist. There is a vent at centre back. Closes at the back with a metal zipper. No labels, it is a custom made garment - 1960s.
Bust 90 cm (35.5")
Raised waist 71 cm (28")
Hips 96 cm (38")
Shoulder to raised waist 35.5 cm (14")
Length 132 cm (52")
Very good. The dress has been dyed and the silk fabric took the dye very well. The cotton thread used to stitch the flowers and sequins has turned blue, which looks very pretty. The original zip has been replaced with another vintage zip.