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1980s Jenny Packham Velvet and Silk Taffeta Dress


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A very early design from high end occasion wear specialist Jenny Packham; this 1980s black velvet and silk cocktail dress is perfect for the upcoming party season. The bodice is made up of a lovely thick black velvet, with a plunging sweetheart neckline, trimmed with a delicate silk piping. There is a triangle modesty panel of silk at the V point of the neckline, and the sleeves are also capped in the same black silk fabric. The dress has a classic 50s silhouette which was revived and updated during the 80s. The skirt flares out from the waist and is lined with a quality soft silk. It features a mesh underskirt to give the dress volume and structure and is finished with a bow detail belt. The dress is in fabulous vintage condition with no visible stains or faults. Please note, we have lightened the black to show the details of the dress - there is no fade. We estimate that this is a best fit for up to a UK 10-12 or US 6-8. MEASUREMENTS: BUST: 38 in. ( 96.52 cm ) WAIST: 29 in. ( 73.66 cm ) HIP: 38 in. ( 96.52 cm ) SHOULDER: 34 in. ( 86.36 cm ) LENGTH: 33 in. ( 83.82 cm )
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    Length: 33 in (83.82 cm)Marked Size: 6-8 (US)Bust: 38 in (96.52 cm)Waist: 29 in (73.66 cm)Hip: 38 in (96.52 cm)
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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    London, GB
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    1stDibs: LU55016279912

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