1960s Cream Silk Couture Dress with Elaborate Green Floral Beading

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This 1960s cream silk dress is exceptional both in its magnificent construction, and the distinctive floral beading that features over the bust. The hand beaded flower motif is exquisitely detailed - a multitude of fine rocaille pieces comprise the overall design, which is uniquely striking in shades of citron green and gold. The beautifully crafted construction of the dress exudes quality, and has been meticulously hand finished. This coupled with the smooth, silk fabric and thick satin lining gives the dress a deeply luxurious feel. An elegant corset remains discreetly hidden beneath the front panel of the piece, which falls over the straight knee - length skirt in a tidy peplum. The bright ochre fabric on the reverse of bust subtley accentuates the vibrant tones of the beadwork against the soft cream silk. The back of the dress scoops just below the shoulder blades, and is met in the middle with a neat fastening that continues with a central zip to the waist. The detail at the back of the garment is delightfully unexpected, adding to the overall drama of the piece. Skilfully pleated silk ties are twinned at either side of the zip and move through a band at the lower back, to create a superbly sculptural train. This extraordinary piece is in excellent original vintage condition with only very slight signs of wear. Unlabelled and would best fit a US size 8, UK size 10.

Details

  • Designer
    Unknown
  • Place of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Period
    1960-1969
  • Material Notes
    Satin, Silk, Beadwork
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    37 in. L
    94 cm L
  • Marked Size
    8 (US)
  • Bust
    34 in. (86 cm)
  • Waist
    30 in. (76 cm)
  • Hip
    42 in. (107 cm)
  • Length
    37 in. (94 cm)
  • Seller Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Reference Number
    LU5502424483
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2013

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Located in London, GB

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