1950's Ceil Chapman Black Shelf-Bust Beaded Silk Cocktail Wiggle Dress

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Breathtaking 1950's hourglass cocktail dress by the famous "Ceil Chapman" label. This garment is incredibly beautiful in person and equally astounding when one actually sees the level of construction. The rich black silk-crepe has a touch of stretch and a rich weight that in itself becomes a design element as it molds itself to the body. This is entirely covered in swirls of glass beads with iridescent sequins trailing on top of those. I love the fully-boned, low-cut plunge bodice with its tulle accented shelf-bust. The wiggle skirt hugs the hips and is cut close to the leg with a back vent. The nipped-waist creates that sexy, bombshell silhouette every woman adores. Ceil Chapman is often said to be Marilyn Monroe’s favorite designer and I can totally see why. This dress is flirty and elegant at the same time. Old Hollywood glamour at its best!

Measurements
Bust:34-35 inches
Waist:26 inches
Hips:36 inches
Total Length:40 inches

This vintage designer dress is in excellent condition with no rips, holes or stains. Perfectly working side metal-zipper. This item is over 50 years old and is truly stunning!

Details

  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
    1950-1959
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dealer Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU309183758
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