Very Interesting 1950s Draped Taffeta Dress

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This dress is Very well made and finely detailed from richly bodies silk. This is an avant-garde reinvention of the classic 'Little Black Dress.' Its bottom layer, revealed at the bust and neckline, is a smooth black fabric with large tonal polka dots in grey. This layer has wide straps and a scoop necline, revealing the collarbones and shoulders. This scoop neckline is echoed in the dress's over-layer, which falls in a deep, sweeping neckline which skims the sides of the bust and dips down as far as the ribs. This layer is a sheer, shimmering black and falls in an unbroken cascade from the shoulders, creating a wonderful, muted sheen over its folds and drapes. The hemline is asymmetrical, with the over-layer's point drawing the eye down the figure to the slim lines of the legs and ankles beneath. Despite its avant-garde styling, the choice of classic black and fine fabrics makes this dress elegant and sophisticated. It is the perfect choice for the fashion-forward lady!
Details
Designer
Maison Burano
Brand
Maison Burano
Place of Origin
United States
Period
1950-1959
Material Notes
Silk, Taffeta
Condition
Excellent
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
42 in. L
107 cm L
Marked Size
4 (US)
Bust
34 in. (86 cm)
Waist
24 in. (61 cm)
Hip
32 in. (81 cm)
Length
42 in. (107 cm)
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU16121340503
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