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Sarmi Coral metallic woven painted tulle sequined evening dress 1960s


Sarmi Coral metallic woven painted tulle sequined evening dress from the 1960s. Count Ferdinando Sarmi was known for his opulent evening looks and extravagant fabrics. Born in Italy, he worked at Elizabeth Arden from 1951 until 1959 when he started his own Sarmi label. From the mid 1960s this beautiful dress in floral patterned tulle. The tulle is actually painted in a floral design in coral and cocoa, the design is outlined in gold metallic thread and gold clover leaf shaped sequins are sewn throughout. The dress is interlined with nude silk organza. The dress is designed with a shaped V scallop trim neckline and an empire bodice, the long skirt is softly gathered at the bust and falls straight to the scalloped hem. Long sheer sleeves have scallop trimmed cuffs and close at the wrist with hidden snaps. The dress is lined, with a spaghetti strap bandeau top and long slip of peach taffeta. The dress front has a large painted coral velvet rose applique that is attached to a bow of coral gros grain ribbon, both could be removed. The dress closes with a handset zipper at the back and a hook and eye at the neck. This dress appears to have never been worn. Fits like a size small. In excellent wearable condition... All our clothing is dry cleaned and inspected for condition and is ready to wear...Any condition issues will be noted...For visual comparison our mannequin is a size 4 Please check the measurements provided below and compare with your own measurements for the best possible fit! Please contact us if you have any questions about this item or need more photos… Measurements are in inches: Bust 36 Waist 29 Hip 40 Shoulder back 14 3/4 Sleeve length 21 3/4 Center neck back to waist back 14 1/2 Waist back to hem back 38


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    4 (US)
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    West Palm Beach, FL
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