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Vintage 1977 Arnold Scaasi Couture Ombre Silk Chiffon Illusion Gown & Vest Cape

$700

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In this gorgeous Arnold Scaasi designer gown ensemble, the detailed construction and meticulous attention to detail are comparable to what you will find in modern Haute-Couture. Arnold Scaasi was an acclaimed fashion designer who created gowns for such notable personalities as Joan Crawford, Lauren Bacall and Elizabeth Taylor. This rare show-stopper, from his 1977 collection, is a wonderful example of his pure genius. The fabric itself is a masterpiece; luxurious raspberry red to sapphire blue ombre silk chiffon. The bodice has lean, long illusion sleeves with chic slightly-puffed shoulders. I love the matching draped over vest cape which adds beautiful texture to the garment. The seductive nipped wist flows into a unique triple-layered skirt with side gathering. It has the perfect amount of drama without being so over-bearing. As Scaasi himself once said, "If a woman wears a Scaasi dress, she'll be noticed; that's the kind of dress to make an entrance in. The dress will be flattering and make you feel good." A timeless beauty that will work for any modern event. Measurements Bust:37-38 inches Waist:30 inches Hips:up to 44 inches Sleeve Length:24 inches Total Length:58 inches This Arnold Scaasi Couture ensemble is in good wearable condition with no stains or alternations. Perfectly working back hand-set zipper in place. Signs of age are shattered holes to the fabric which sadly look to be from storage. Priced accordingly. Please message for detailed pictures. Gorgeous hand-finishing throughout. Original label no longer present but buyer will be given full provenance.

Details

  • Designer
  • Brand
  • Dimensions
    Length: 58 in. (147.32 cm)Bust: 38 in. (96.52 cm)Waist: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Hip: 44 in. (111.76 cm)
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
  • Material Notes
    Silk, Chiffon, Ombre
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3092700043

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    Ships From: Beverly Hills, CA
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    This item cannot be returned.

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