Vintage 1950's Draped Black Silk Strapless Evening Dress Gown

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Jaw-dropping red carpet worthy black silk evening gown with a massive train and ruched bodice. Shirred black silk has been has been draped by hand to create the most elegant and classy shape. Cigarette three quarter length column to the mid calf with not one, but two trains for a "swallowtail" effect. The trains cascade left and right, one swagged around back to trail on the floor, the other accents the front left of the dress. Beautifully balanced as well as one of the most beautiful creations we have ever seen. We believe this was a custom piece.

Bust: Up to 34"
Waist: 28"
Hips: 34"

Details

  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
    1950-1959
  • Material Notes
    Silk
  • Condition
    Excellent Vintage Condition
  • Marked Size
    S-M
  • Dealer Location
    Sparks, NV
  • Reference Number
    AU130228386177
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2012

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Located in Sparks, NV

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