Beaded neoclassical gown
Classicism & the ball gown. A tulip-pink pencil gown --- narrow and dart-fitted, is topped with an asymetrical, draped chiffon swag and garnished with a shoulder of elaborate beadwork. Sparkling embellishments -- silver glass beads, pale-pink flutes, curves of pink sequins and large glass tear-drops -- form bold twists and tangles across the bust, possibly depicting grapes and vines. Tissue-chiffon drapes the body and flows to the side, allowing glimpses of the slim under-dress. Fully-lined in faille. Flowing, theatrical example of Sixties baroque, by Smart Miss.
size & fit- large
shoulder-to-bust: 9 1/4"
original size: 12 (use for vintage reference only)
condition**- very good
Delightfully wearable shape, with no obtrusive flaws. Any small faults do not retract from wearability and will be fully-disclosed. Noted minor issues: two tear-drop-size oil spots on front chiffon, 2" from each other. This may clean out. One fabric pucker to the chiffon at back -- chiffon is intact.
** Vintage items are precious, pre-owned pieces of history. Many have unique dyes and handcrafted prints, artisan weaves and intricate hand-tailoring -- details no longer available except in modern couture. Please love & respect your vintage.