Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery
#6722 - c. 1962 Cocktail Dress of Floral Printed Chiffon over Matching Printed Silk with Beading at Waist! Found in the same collection as the Jean Desses dress black petal dress soon to go up! I sent photos of this dress to my "expert" to see if he might be able to identify what designer it might be attributed to. It's one of those that makes you ache to know! He wrote "When I first saw this dress, the beautifully draped bodice, brought to mind two possible designers... both Jean Desses and Jacques Griffe". This dress is made of an absolutely beautiful hand-printed chiffon over a silk twill under-lining that is hand-printed to match, lending a vivid, almost 3-dimensional effect to the skirt fabric as it moves. The bodice of the dress is made with a Grecian style draped over-layer of chiffon. There is a gathered cummerbund waistband that is richly accented with beads and sequins at the center. This embroidery gives the dress a distinctive elegance using beads carefully shaded to match the print underneath. Exquisite attention to detail makes this an outstanding dress! Back metal zipper. Measures: 40" bust, up to 31" waist, up to 40" hips, 45" long from shoulder to hem. Excellent condition...
SOLD - but on display in Museum Category for Research/Display