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Black and Taupe Café Society Painted Lace Split Peplum Cummerbund Dress-S, 1950s



A pouty seductress, this cocktail dress was tailor-made for an illicit rendezvous in a smoky Paris café. Super heavyweight silk satin and painted illusion lace prove opposites attract, while the deeply plunging neckline teases with a modesty panel at the sternum. Ça que se passe á Paris, reste á Paris! Sleeveless cocktail dress featuring pleated heavyweight satin cummerbund and skirt; illusion bodice and split-front peplum trimmed in painted lace. Rear metal zipper closure with top, mid-back and low-back hook and loop; rear kick pleat. Fully lined in cotton muslin. fabric: nylon, painted lace, heavyweight silk satin, cotton muslin noteworthy: dry clean only repairs: reassembled from separate pieces condition: excellent measurements: neckline opening: 11 ½” across neckline drop: 7 ½” from shoulder to modesty panel in front, 9” in back shoulders: 14” from shoulder edge to edge bust: 36” underbust / ribcage: 30” waist: 28” hips: 36” length: 34” from underarm, 41” from shoulder sweep: 37” (kick pleat closed), 45” (kick pleat open) label: no label present size: no size tag present; comparable to modern size small


  • Dimensions
    Marked Size: none; comparable to size S (US)Bust: 36 in. (91.44 cm)Waist: 28 in. (71.12 cm)Hip: 36 in. (91.44 cm)Shoulder to Hem: 41 in. (104.14 cm)
  • Style
    Peplum (In the Style Of)
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Condition
    Altered (not by designer).
  • Seller Location
    Tucson, AZ
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 0712.14.0011stDibs: LU86434980113

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    Ships From: Tucson, AZ
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