Vintage Hollywood Regency Draped Sequined Cocktail Dress with Genuine Snakeskin Inlay S
Simply spectacular LUXURY retro cocktail dress!
Epitomizes the glitz and glamour of the flashy 80's, with style elements from the 1930's Hollywood silver screen divas, a conversation piece and, a rare collectible that represents the period.
Elaborate style...the dress is created to be fit (snug would be a better word) on the body, with an hourglass shape and narrow sleeves tight on the arm. The side of the dress gathers on the side in rounded folds, alongside a wide band of genuine LIZARD skins inserts and heavily sequined areas. The sequined bands and the lizard skin inserts create a loose twisted rope pattern and a peekaboo on the knee. The dress closes in the back with a long zipper and has no shoulder pads or lining. The fabric is very, very thin WOOL knit jersey, exquisite quality, light as a feather. Completing the unusual fabric combination is an equally unusual colour palette, hard to describe: the dress is charcoal grey? with brownish/greenish undertones...and the inserts are copper/bronze coloured genuine lizard and snake skins (as per label which details the fabrics) with large matching same colour sequins.
Just fabulous! Label reads:
*GEORGE GROSS*, another label reads "WOOL", another one gives measurements in cm not inches (must have been made in Europe, probably England) and a size 14 (I believe it is a 14 UK, made in England?), another label gives ironing instructions as follows: "SNAKE&LIZARD, no steam, cool iron with cloth" and a last label details cleaning instructions as follows: "hand dry clean in white spirit only"
MARKED AS SIZE 14 in vintage terms, the dress is actually a small, probably fitting a size 6 maximum for a bust of 35-36". The waist is 29" , the hips up to 38" maybe a bit more but not too much. Lenght 45" at the longest point. Sleeve length of 23" measured from shoulder to end of sleeve. The measurements on label are in centimeters at 90/70/95...a VERY narrow silhouette.
COLOR: as explained above.
FABRIC: VERY fine wool jersey.
CONDITION: Like all my items, in immaculate VINTAGE condition, that does not mean worn, torn and smelly but PRISTINE, undamaged, specialty dry cleaned for your convenience and ready to wear. Someone must have tried to iron the snakeskin in spite of the warning label, so there is a small area in one of the inserts (possibly seen in pictures but not visible when worn) where the skin is a bit darker and without lustre, the area is 1/8" by maybe 1.8" along a seam...absolutely inconsequential, the dress is indeed breathtakingly beautiful.
For you, vintage afficionados who prefer to be unique!
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