ELEGANT & DRAMATIC black Jet hand beaded evening gown from 1980's purchased at Seena's Boutique in NYC. Also featured in my shop is a black/white corded pique mini suit from same boutique. This was gotten from an estate of a surgeon's wife in Manhattan. The dress is a breath-taking beauty!
The gown features a beaded mandarin collar. Below the collar is a stylized beaded heart design on semi-sheer mesh. In fact all of the beading is executed on the mesh fabric. There are built in foam bra cups that are still in very good condition. The back opens to an modified oval cut out. I do not know if you are able to see the cut-out in the photos. There are removable foam shoulder pads which can be replaced with gentler ones...or none at all. The beaded sleeves are straight and form-fitting. The skirt has a slit to the side of the center front. The skirt fabric is a lined silk faille. I think the sewn in lining is silk also.
The gown is hand beaded using black glass jet beads and iridescent rhinestones. The size is small. The measurements will follow.