Ceil Chapman Velvet and Quilted Brocade Shirtwaist Dress, 1960s

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Painfully good, from its rich color to its quilted skirt to its crisp A-line silhouette. The alluring keyhole neckline can be worn closed during the day and open at night for two different looks. A stunning cool weather dress wearable throughout the day and the season alike.

Shirtwaist dress with silk velvet bodice and quilted silk brocade skirt shot with silver metallic thread; discrete hook and loop at banded neckline offers optional keyhole opening at chest. Rear nylon zipper closure with three hooks and loops at neck. On-seam pockets both sides; chain stitch belt loops and felted wool belt.* Dress lined in silk muslin; sleeves unlined.


fabric: silk velvet, brocade and muslin
noteworthy: dry clean only
alterations: none
condition: near mint with faint nap misdirection at shoulders


measurements:

neckline: 14” circumference (closed) x 1 ½” tall
shoulders: 15 ½”
bust: 37”
sleeve: 22 ½”from shoulder, 17 ½” from underarm
sleeve circumference: 12” at upper arm, 8” forearm
waist: 26”
hips: 40”
bodice length: 14” from shoulder
skirt length: 28”
total length: 42” from shoulder, 37” from underarm
sweep: 52”
belt: 2” w x 31 ½” l


label: Ceil Chapman (made in Hong Kong, British Crown Colony)
size: vintage size 8; comparable to modern size small


*belt is not original to dress but will be included in purchase

Details

  • Designer
    Ceil Chapman
  • Brand
    Ceil Chapman
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
    1960-1969
  • Material Notes
    Brocade, Silk, Velvet, Belt, Hook and eye, Peek-a-boo, Pocket
  • Condition
    Excellent. Light nap misdirection at shoulders..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Marked Size
    vintage 8; comparable to size S (US)
  • Seller Location
    Phoenix, AZ
  • Reference Number
    LU86433401543
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