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Sensuous Ivory Silk 1950's Jacques Fath Evening Gown
Item v2521 ... Price: $1500 SOLD

An sensuous gown of incredible style and the amazing construction of this in floating ivory silk. This would be a stunning wedding gown. The body of the dress is entirely pleated and falls just below the knee (although I suspect that this was possibly full length at some point). The top of the dress has wide gathered straps. At the waist there are four drapes that are each set-in through 5 slits cut in a pyramid shape. Each drape is backed in silk mesh to give it body. The drapes are full length and give the dress the illusion of a full length gown. The body of the dress is lined. Rear metal zipper. Real boning in the bodice (not plastic). To see a close up of the bodice, please click here. To see the rear of this dress, please click here. To see the label, please click here.

Size: (need help with your measurements? click here)
32 1/2" bust, 24" waist, 34-35" hips. 43 1/2" from shoulder to skirt hem, 54" from shoulder to end of drapes.

Condition: There are 3 small holes and about 5 pin holes between all four of the drapes. There are a couple of tiny red pin dots on one of the drapes. There is some stress to the area where the drapes are attached. There is some slight discoloration on the back of the bodice (the previous owner told me that there was some darkness to the back of the bodice which she had cleaned and this is just the tiniest remnant... it isn't such a big deal really). The previous owner also replaced the lining (by hand). During the process of relining the dress a few of the pleats required re stitching and the zipper was re stitched. The hanger straps were also replaced. One whale bone was broken and was replaced with a plastic bone. This gown is a true rarity, but priced accordingly for condition.

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