Very Interesting 1950s Draped Taffeta Dress

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About

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)
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU16121340503
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