Richilene New York Cocktail Dress For Sale
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Richilene New York Cocktail Dress


This is a colourblocked mod dress by Richilene, likely dating from the late 1960s. The straight silhouette falls to knee length to flatter the legs, and the long sleeves and high neck are balanced by the windowpane effect of the embroidered beige chiffon. The sheer fabric is embellished with a design of interconnected chain- or knot-like bands, which alternate from black with a gold center to gold with a black center for an added sense of texture. This embroidered yoke ends just above the bust with a satin band, drawing attention to the top of the torso and flattering the bust area. The same ribbon finishes the wrists. From the bust, the matte black fabric follows a straight silhouette to the knees in classic mod style, skimming the hips lightly on the way. With its timeless black and gold colourscheme and the balance between demure shape and striking details, this dress is a classic and sophisticated addition to your wardrobe. Fantastic metal and silk embroidery in the style of knot work builds the yoke and sleeves of this interesting dress from the fine house of Richilene. The New York house was never revolutionary however here they appear to be channeling the designs of Geoffrey Beene or Cardin in the sculptural shape of the garment. Made as fine if not better, this dress is fully lined and finished inside as beautifully as it is on the outside.


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  • Condition
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    W 45 in. x D 40 in.W 114.3 cm x D 101.6 cm
  • Marked Size
    6-8 (US)
  • Length
    40 in. (101.6 cm)
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Seller Reference Number
    DSMCD3ON1055 DSMCD_3ON1055
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Located in New York, NY
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