1950's Gene Shelly Golden-Yellow Sequin Beaded Knit Abstract Cocktail Dress

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1950's Gene Shelly designer garments are in a class of their own. They are always fully-sequined by hand and fit to flatter the figure. This treasure has a fantastic abstract-deco design worked in, featuring iridescent-beadwork around three-dimensional rhinestone florets. The base is an ultra-soft baby yellow wool-knit and the sequin work is done in the same hue. Though the neckline is plunging, the cap-sleeves give it a balanced elegance that Gene Shelly is known for. If the plunge is too revealing, there are hidden closures for a scoop-neck bodice. I love the nipped-waist hourglass wiggle skirt! This is the type of garment celebrity vixens, like Marilyn Monroe, made infamous. Extraordinary and a rare find to be in such pristine condition.

Measurements (The knit will allow stretch so you can safely add two inches to the below measurements)
Bust:38 inches
Waist:32 inches
Hips:40 inches
Total Length:44 inches

This vintage designer dress is in excellent condition with no rips,stains or holes. Perfectly working back-zipper. This item is over 50 years old and is truly stunning!
Gene Shelly
Gene Shelly
Place of Origin
United States
Dealer Location
Beverly Hills, CA
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Located in Beverly Hills, CA