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Balestra Rome Couture Vintage 1960s Ombre Silk Chiffon Dress



Stunning 1960's Italian Couture sheath dress from the Roman couturier Balestra. Pieces by Renato Balestra are very hard to find, especially examples of his earlier work like this dress. This blue silk dress features an asymmetrical one-shoulder design with a sheer silk chiffon ombre dip dyed wrap attached under the armpit on one side of the dress. Back metal zip and hook closure and back slit. The inside of the dress is stitched by hand and features a boned bodice and structured waistband. A rare and gorgeous piece!


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  • Dimensions
    Length: 42 in. (106.68 cm)Marked Size: Not Marked- Medium (US)Bust: 36 in. (91.44 cm)Waist: 28 in. (71.12 cm)Hip: 37 in. (93.98 cm)
  • Style
    Ombre (Of the Period)
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Sparks, NV
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 1D-00051stDibs: AU130819386360

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    $35 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 5-23 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Sparks, NV
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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