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Jacques Cassia Haute Couture Plunge Back Bustle Dress, 1960s
Though his work has only recently begun to be appreciated, Lebanese designer Jacques Cassia was a familiar face among the haute monde in the 1960s and 70s. With its gentle bustle and backless silhouette, this cocktail dress is an extremely rare example of his early work and demonstrates the evolution of his design philosophy between the 50s and 60s. Sleeveless cocktail dress with jewel neck front and deeply V’d back; decorative self bow and two-tiered ruffled bustle at derrière. Interior grosgrain waistband ribbon with hook and eye closure at center back; hidden lingerie snaps at shoulders. Rear zipper closure with top hook and loop, plus four hidden snaps that secure bow and bustle to dress. Fully lined in red acetate. fabric: nylon lace, acetate noteworthy: dry clean only alterations: invisibly repaired one small lining hole at sternum condition: very good with above referenced repair measurements: neckline opening: 7” across back plunge: 8” wide x 13” deep shoulders: 14 ¼” from outer shoulder edge to edge bust: 38” waist: 28” hips: 40” length: 41” from shoulder; 34” from underarm sweep: 46” hem: 3” bow / bustle: 11 ½” wide x 24” long label: Jacques Cassia Haute Couture (Beyrouth) size: no size tag present; comparable to modern size medium
- DesignerJacques Cassia
- BrandJacques Cassia
- In the Style OfCocktail
- Place of OriginLebanon
- Material NotesDartBowDetachableZipAcetateHook and eyeRibbonSnapLaceGather
- Condition DetailsInvisibly repaired one small lining hole at sternum
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- Marked Sizenone; comparable to size M (US)
- Seller LocationPhoenix, AZ
- Seller Reference Number0811.09.262
- Reference NumberLU86435536181
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