Spectacular 1950s - 1960s Silk Chantilly Lace Cocktail Dress Lace France Size Small. Gorgeous silk Chantilly lace gown from France in a magnificent design by Harvey Berin. Ideal for the Mad Men cocktail party, one of a kind prom or a red carpet event.
Size is extra small; Bust 30, waist 24, hip FREE, shoulder to hem 43.
It carries a label for the amazing and authentic, silk Chantilly lace, used in the final layer of this spectacular gown.
The color of this INTRICATELY woven lace, is a warm, rich, brown. It is from the late 50s to early 60s.
The dress, with spaghetti straps features a sweetheart neckline, a VERY fitted bodice that is re-enforced with feather boning.
There is a side metal zipper. The wide silk satin ribbon is spectacular. It fits at the waist with a bow and flourishes that fall from waist to hem.
The lace, with scalloped edges, finish the neckline of the bodice and the hem of the skirt.
There are FOUR (4) layers of skirt!
The over skirt and bodice lace is beyond words! Please see the close up pictures for details of this rare and gorgeous lace. It is so fine; so delicate and free of flaws!
There is ALSO a white taffeta skirt with attached stiffened net, a very sheer, white silk chiffon, and a LUSCIOUS, brown silk, illusion net skirt. All of these are carefully layered and constructed to give the perfect Puff and Line to the silhouette of this gown.
There are two labels in the dress. One is to authentic the fabric: Silk Chantilly Lace MADE IN FRANCE. The designer label is : HARVEY BERIN, designed by Karen Stark.
The dress is in ABOVE excellent condition. There are no holes rips or weak seams in any of the three under layers of skirt or in the over lace.
NOTE: There IS some significant make up residue along the inside lining of the bodice and some under arm stains on the LINING only. The dress has not been dry cleaned and much of this would be alleviated with careful cleaning.
The white taffeta under skirt has several stains that of course do not show at all when the dress is worn.
The lace is clean. The original, metal, CONMAR zipper works beautifully. I have pictures of the inside lining if you want to see them. I've used up all my picture space showing the details of this gorgeous gown.
This is a size small. Actual measurements : Bust 30 inches, waist 24 inches, hip FREE, shoulder to hem 43 inches.
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