1977 Arnold Scaasi Couture Ombre Silk Chiffon Long-Sleeve Illusion Gown Ensemble

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In this gorgeous Arnold Scaasi designer gown ensemble, the detailed construction and meticulous attention to detail are comparable to what you will find in modern Haute-Couture. Arnold Scaasi was an acclaimed fashion designer who created gowns for such notable personalities as Joan Crawford, Lauren Bacall and Elizabeth Taylor. This rare show-stopper, from his 1977 collection, is a wonderful example of his pure genius. The fabric itself is a masterpiece; luxurious raspberry red to sapphire blue ombre silk chiffon. The bodice has lean, long illusion sleeves with chic slightly-puffed shoulders. I love the matching draped over vest which adds beautiful texture to the garment. The seductive nipped wist flows into a unique triple-layered skirt with side gathering. It has the perfect amount of drama without being so over-bearing. As Scaasi himself once said, "If a woman wears a Scaasi dress, she'll be noticed; that's the kind of dress to make an entrance in. The dress will be flattering and make you feel good." A timeless beauty that will work for any modern event.

Measurements
Bust:37-38 inches
Waist:30 inches
Hips:up to 44 inches
Sleeve Length:24 inches
Total Length:58 inches

This Arnold Scaasi Couture ensemble is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working back hand-set zipper in place. Gorgeous hand-finishing throughout. Original label no longer present but buyer will be given full provenance. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.

Details

  • Designer
    Arnold Scaasi
  • Brand
    Arnold Scaasi
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
    1970-1979
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    58 in. L
    147 cm L
  • Bust
    38 in. (97 cm)
  • Waist
    30 in. (76 cm)
  • Hip
    44 in. (112 cm)
  • Length
    58 in. (147 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU3092700043
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