1950's Arthur Falkenstein Chantilly-Lace & Satin Strapless Full Party Dress

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Arthur Falkenstein was a talented American Couturier on par with Sophie of Saks and Hattie Carnegie. Falkenstein is represented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and was a popular designer during Carmel Snow's reign at Harper's Bazaar. This breathtaking 1950's party dress is a wonderful example of his genius. Fashioned from black & white illusion French chantilly-lace, this creation has everything a woman wants. The bodice is a beautiful heavily-pleated satin, fully-boned strapless shelf-bust. I adore the hourglass nipped-waist which was a signature style for this era. The full swing-skirt finishes this beauty off with a perfect "new look" silhouette. This will be the dress you reach for every time you want to look dynamite!

Measurements
Bust:32-33 inches
Waist:26 inches
Hips:Free Sweep
Length top to waist:10 inches
Length waist to hem:30 inches

This Arthur Falkenstein designer garment is in excellent condition with no rips or holes. Only sign of age is a few faint watermarks on the inside lining. Perfectly working back metal-zipper. This item is over 50 years old and is truly stunning.

Details

  • Designer
    Arthur Falkenstein
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    AU131201309796
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