Balestra Rome Couture Vintage 1960s Ombre Silk Chiffon Dress

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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!
Details
Designer
Renato Balestra
Brand
Balestra
Place of Origin
Italy
Period
1960-1969
Material Notes
Silk, Ombre, Print, Drape, Stitch, Boned, Hook and eye, Seam, Waistband, Zip
Condition
Excellent
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
42 in. L
107 cm L
Marked Size
Not Marked- Medium (US)
Bust
36 in. (91 cm)
Waist
28 in. (71 cm)
Hip
37 in. (94 cm)
Length
42 in. (107 cm)
Dealer Location
Sparks, NV
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
AU130819386360
Address
Thrifted + Modern
1430 Greg Street #509
Sparks NV 89431
US
(408) 834-7321
1stdibs Dealer since 2012 Located in Sparks, NV
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