Ceil Chapman Black Velvet and Ivory Satin Cocktail Dress

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This Ceil Chapman cocktail dress has a lovely wide, low neckline that accentuates the neck and face beautifully. It has an asymmetrical bodice construction with the fullness of the tucked and folded satin partly concealed and partly exposed by the folded down velvet front. The satin does a little twist and wraps around the sides where it becomes the underside of the black velvet panels that fall from the back of the dress, with an almost bustle like effect. I believe both fabrics are silk. They have a fine hand and drape beautifully.

approximate measurements taken lying flat without stretching the fabric:
shoulder to shoulder is 16"
underarm to underarm is 18.5"
across waist is 13.5"
across hips is 19" (measured about 8" down from the waist)
shoulder to hem is 46"
sleeve length is 5"
The dress is shown clipped to the mannequin in some photos to better show the style and fit.

For reference, the mannequin’s measurements are:
bust- 32.5”
underbust- 27.5”
waist- 23”
hips- 34”

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Details

  • Designer
    Ceil Chapman
  • Brand
    Ceil Chapman
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
    1950-1959
  • Material Notes
    Satin, Velvet
  • Condition
    Excellent. Light overall wear.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    LU623303833
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2009

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Located in Chicago, IL

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