1955 Maggy Rouff Haute-Couture Brown Sheer Illusion Chantilly-Lace Party Dress

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

About

Beautiful chocolate brown chantilly-lace cocktail by the famous House of Maggy Rouff dating back to the mid 1950's. Harmony and simplicity were cornerstones of Maggy Rouff's belief in elegance as a way of life, and the way of fashion. A truly elegant woman was in harmony with her environment and herself, and to Rouff this meant being properly dressed for every occasion. This did not mean she was conservative; rather, she believed novelty and surprise were good for fashion. This dazzling garment is a perfect example of her ideals. The bodice is a stunning low-cut plunge sweetheart illusion with classic 3/4-length sleeves. I love the satin buttons and bow which really give the dress so much depth and texture. The hourglass nipped-waist is meet by the most flattering scalloped swing-skirt. All hand-finished and a gorgeous investment piece that will continue to increase in value.

Measurements
Bust:33-34 inches
Waist:26 inches
Hips:Free Sweep
Sleeve Length:16 inches
Total Length:42 inches

This vintage Maggy Rouff haute-couture dress is in excellent condition with no rips, holes or missing buttons. Perfectly working duel back painted metal-zippers and inner corsetry. Only sign of age is minor wear to the inner boned slip which are not noticeable when worn. This item is over 60 years old and is truly sensational!

Details

  • Designer
    Maggy Rouff
  • Brand
    Maggy Rouff
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
    1950-1959
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    42 in. L
    107 cm L
  • Bust
    34 in. (86 cm)
  • Waist
    26 in. (66 cm)
  • Length
    42 in. (107 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU309661132
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2012

Typical response time: 1 hour

Located in Beverly Hills, CA

More from this Seller

1960's Maggy Rouff Crisp-White Cotton Lace Tea-Length Gown
1960's Maggy Rouff Crisp-White Cotton Lace Tea-Len...
Maggy Rouff
Beautiful crisp-white tailored cotton-linen & lace tea-length garden gown by the famous Maggy Rouff. Harmony and simplicity were cornerstones of Maggy Rouff's belief in elegance as a wa...
1950's Maggy Rouff Haute-Couture Blue Beaded Metallic Silk One-Shoulder Gown
1950's Maggy Rouff Haute-Couture Blue Beaded Metal...
Maggy Rouff
Beautiful ice-blue beaded metallic silk and satin gown by the famous House of Maggy Rouff. Harmony and simplicity were cornerstones of Maggy Rouff's belief in elegance as a way of life,...
1974 Emilio Pucci Blue Peacock Novelty Print Silk Handkerchief Sleeve Maxi Dress
1974 Emilio Pucci Blue Peacock Novelty Print Silk ...
Emilio Pucci
Emilio Pucci was the king of textile innovative and beautiful prints during the 1960's era. His designs revolutionized the world of fashion and he developed a fan following that was alm...
1960's Richard Frontman Navy & Red Silk Linen Graphic Space-Age Belted Dress
1960's Richard Frontman Navy & Red Silk Linen Grap...
Truly a wonderful and unique space-age designer dress by Richard Frontman. I think this is one of the best examples of 1960's graphic mod fashion I have seen in a long time. The design ...
1972 Janice Wainwright Black Chiffon Novelty Sun & Rain Embroidery Caftan Dress
1972 Janice Wainwright Black Chiffon Novelty Sun &...
Janice Wainwright
Janice Wainwright garments are highly sought after and collectible. To admirers, her pieces are invaluable and it is easy to see why. Famous for her draped shapes which never fail to fl...
1970's Pauline Trigere Tropical Floral Watercolor Silk Rhinestone Resort Dress
1970's Pauline Trigere Tropical Floral Watercolor ...
Pauline Trigère
During the 1960's and 1970's, Pauline Trigère's name was part of the glamorous excess in Hollywood fashion. Her exquisite tailoring and feminine fitting clothing were highly desired by...
1955 Jean Desses Haute-Couture Sculpted Navy Blue Silk Shelf-Bust Party Dress
1955 Jean Desses Haute-Couture Sculpted Navy Blue ...
Jean Dessès
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 m...
1950's French Couture Heavily-Pleated Black Chiffon One-Shoulder Party Dress
1950's French Couture Heavily-Pleated Black Chiffo...
Seductive 1950's French custom-made goddess dress from the "Old Hollywood" era of glamour! This stunning silk-chiffon garment has so much detail, you can tell it was made with loving de...
1950's Embroidered Roses Navy Silk Shelf-Bust Full Circle-Skirt Party Dress
1950's Embroidered Roses Navy Silk Shelf-Bust Full...
This 1950's show-stopper is one of the most alluring and flattering party dress I have ever seen. Fashioned from red-roses embroidered navy pure silk, this creation has everything a wom...
1967 Courreges Couture Navy-Blue & White Wool Block-Color Mod Space-Age Dress
1967 Courreges Couture Navy-Blue & White Wool Bloc...
André Courrèges
Andre Courreges launched his Space-Age collection in 1964. The shapes of his clothes were geometric: squares, trapezoids, triangles. The main features of his ultra-modern, uncluttered l...
1970's Vicky Tiel Black Ruched Silk Halter Wiggle Cocktail Dress
1970's Vicky Tiel Black Ruched Silk Halter Wiggle ...
Vicky Tiel
Brilliant haute couturiere to the world's most celebrated women, Vicky Tiel's voyage to the pinnacle of international fashion reads like a modern-day odyssey. At a young age, Vicky move...
1950's Ceil Chapman Watercolor Rose Floral Print Cotton Shelf-Bust Wiggle Dress
1950's Ceil Chapman Watercolor Rose Floral Print C...
Ceil Chapman
This is such a romantic and dramatic cocktail sundress from the iconic "Ceil Chapman" designer label. Perfect for any upcoming garden party; you can't help but feel feminine in this bea...