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1980s Dramatic Burnout Velvet Beaded Black Evening Dress W/ Handkerchief Hem



This gorgeous vintage black dress came from the estate of a woman who loved designer clothing. Her impressive wardrobe included rare designer pieces and many of her sensational mid to late century pieces were created by Givenchy, Bill Blass, Valentino, France Andrevie, Chanel and other iconic designers. This dress is clearly designer made but has no label remaining. There are dolman sleeves with buttons at the cuffs, a lovely handkerchief hem made of layers silk chiffon and velvet. The dress closes with a center seam back zipper and has shoulder pads for structure. The beading is exquisite and the photos aren't able to capture the beauty of this piece, so be sure to use the zoom tool to view the details! We estimate this outstanding vintage dress to fit a modern day size 2/4. BUST: 34" WAIST: 24" HIPS: 34" LENGTH: 54" to longest tip of hem.


  • Dimensions
    Marked Size: See Description (NA)Bust: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Waist: 24 in. (60.96 cm)
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Material Notes
    Handkerchief hem, extensive beadwork and dolman sleeves.
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. seam separation at back neckline - easy repair.
  • Seller Location
    Portland, OR
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 27941stDibs: LU22325537221

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  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Portland, OR
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 1 day of delivery.

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