1955 Jean Desses Haute-Couture Sculpted Navy Blue Silk Shelf-Bust Party Dress

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Exceptional Jean Desses Haute-Couture custom dress straight from the Düsseldorf exhibition in Germany. Jean Desses creations are rare, unique and highly collectible. He is one of the most important designers of the 20th century and was a designated Haute Couture house under the official Chambre Syndicate de la Couture. This exquisite garment dates back to 1955 when Jean Desses housed his atelier at the famous 17, Avenue Matignon address. Fashioned from exquisite navy-blue lined silk-chiffon, this show-stopper has everything a woman wants. The bodice is a seductive low-cut scoopneck with bow-tie trimmed illusion sleeves. I adore the gathered shelf-bust and button detailing. The hourglass nipped-waist flatters the figure while the yards and yards of fabric making up the pleated skirt come alive with the slightest movement. With examples of Jean Desses fetching over $30,000 at auction, here is a wonderful opportunity to own a garment from one of the original masters at a fraction of the cost. The workmanship and time spent to design this masterpiece is astonishing. A true piece of French fashion history.

Measurements
Bust:34-35 inches
Waist:26 inches
Hips:Free Sweep
Total Length:42 inches

This stunning Jean Desses designer dress is in excellent wearable condition with no noticeable rips, stains or holes. The garment closes with a hand-set painted back metal zipper and inner waist-stay. Light boning throughout the bodice to keep the hourglass shape. Only signs of age is some wear to the inner construction which is not noticeable when worn. All hand-finished and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.

Details

  • Designer
    Jean Desses
  • Brand
    Jean Dessès
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
    1950-1959
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions
    42 in. L
    107 cm L
  • Bust
    35 in. (89 cm)
  • Waist
    26 in. (66 cm)
  • Length
    42 in. (107 cm)
  • Dealer Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU309838522
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