Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery


#5564 - c. 1952 CEIL CHAPMAN Mint Pistachio Satin Ballgown! This gown was shown in a Vogue Ad in 1952. You can certainly see why! Ceil Chapman ballgowns are hard to find. There are dresses out there, but few ballgowns. This one is a wonderful and unique combination of colors and fabrics. An ice mint pistachio silk satin gown with a contrasting dark forest green silk grosgrain "sash". Unfortunately the gown isn't perfect. There are some light water stains at hemline (why did she have to walk in the rain?), and needs a crinoline under (may or may not have had one attached originally). However, the biggest problem is that the bow of the sash as been "unpoufed". Someone clipped the threads holding the bow in the proper original position. What you see is my pinned version. It's actually an interesting exercise for a fashion designer to put it back to original shape. The runched sash crossing the runched bodice is fine - though could use tightening at a few seams. Side metal zipper. Measures: 32" bust, 23" waist, 44" long from waist to hem.
SOLD - but on display in Museum Category for Research/Display