1955 Nina Ricci Paris Haute-Couture White Rhinestone Lace Silk Mermaid Gown

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The French fashion house Nina Ricci, known for its feminine, ladylike clothing, has long been the go-to for Parisian chic. Elegant Frenchwomen and their daughters streamed steadily through the doors of Maison Ricci, seeking debutante dresses, party frocks and wedding trousseaus distinguished by fine details and luxurious fabrics. To achieve her figure-flattering cuts, the seasoned dressmaker draped on a live mannequin, pinning and snipping with a couturier's care. This breathtaking ivory-white beaded and rhinestone lace evening gown is a perfect example of this brand's genius. The seductive low-cut plunge, thin-strap bodice has a built-in boned corset to flatter the figure. I adore the floral-tulle appliques which give the gown so much depth and texture. The skirting is a breathtaking nipped-waist hourglass cut with layered fishtail mermaid design. I totally see this masterpiece gliding down the red carpet.

Measurements
Bust:32-33 inches
Waist:26 inches
Hips:36 inches
Total Length:59 inches

This vintage Nina Ricci Paris Couture designer gown is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working duel side-zippers and couture stitching throughout. The gown is all hand-finished and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.
Details
Designer
Nina Ricci
Brand
Nina Ricci
In the Style Of
Mermaid
Place of Origin
France
Period
1950-1959
Condition
Excellent
Bust
33 in. (84 cm)
Waist
26 in. (66 cm)
Dealer Location
Beverly Hills, CA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU309892702
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Located in Beverly Hills, CA

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