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Ceil Chapman 1950s Peach Silk Dress With Beading and Velvet Ribbon Appliqué

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This magnificent Ceil Chapman 1950s cocktail dress in peach silk satin is of superb quality and is in wonderful vintage condition. Chapman was one of Marilyn Monroe's favourite designers and was renowned for her skilful construction and her deeply popular range of formal evening wear. This piece is a wonderful example of her celebrated skill and eye for glamour. The simple and beautifully tailored hourglass silhouette is adorned with luxurious beaded embellishment interspersed with velvet ribbon appliqué. The ribbon work is in a warm golden tone to complement the soft peach satin and runs the length of the dress in horizontal lines. The beadwork between features an abstract leaf design of rocaille beads in pewter, with prong set rhinestones, pearlescent beads and Swarovski crystal droplets, creating a rich texture and adding weight to the fabric. With a square neckline, waisted bodice and a concealed side zip fastening to the right. A barely there soft forwards-folding pleat excites a subtle movement at the front of the mid-calf length skirt, which is fully lined in sateen fabric and finished at the interior hem with silk ribbon. There is a small fishtail at the centre reverse of the skirt to allow for additional movement when worn. This beautiful piece has only very minor sequin and bead loss which does not detract in any way. Would best suit US size 2 - 4, UK 8.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    D 38 in.D 96.52 cm
  • Marked Size
    2 - 4 (US)
  • Bust
    34 in. (86.36 cm)
  • Waist
    25 in. (63.5 cm)
  • Hip
    34 in. (86.36 cm)
  • Length
    38 in. (96.52 cm)
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU5504104431
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