Vintage 1960s Purple Silk Metallic Gold Evening Gown Goddess Dress Rappi Size MVintage 1960s Purple Silk Metallic Gold Evening Gown Goddess Dress Rappi Size MVintage 1960s Purple Silk Metallic Gold Evening Gown Goddess Dress Rappi Size MVintage 1960s Purple Silk Metallic Gold Evening Gown Goddess Dress Rappi Size MVintage 1960s Purple Silk Metallic Gold Evening Gown Goddess Dress Rappi Size MVintage 1960s Purple Silk Metallic Gold Evening Gown Goddess Dress Rappi Size MVintage 1960s Purple Silk Metallic Gold Evening Gown Goddess Dress Rappi Size MVintage 1960s Purple Silk Metallic Gold Evening Gown Goddess Dress Rappi Size MVintage 1960s Purple Silk Metallic Gold Evening Gown Goddess Dress Rappi Size M

This is a striking evening gown made by Rappi during the 1960s. The style is quite opulent, and reminds me of something that Cleopatra would have worn - in fact, it wouldn’t surprise me if Rappi was inspired by the movie Cleopatra, which was released in 1963. The fabric is fantastic - metallic gold horizontal striping on a purple fabric that I believe is silk. Although there is no content label, I can’t imagine it being anything else with all of the metallic embellishment. The neckline is decorated with metallic gold braid appliqué that is studded with purple rhinestones. The waist has a metallic gold rope belt affixed to it - the belt has metallic tassels and a ring of four purple prong set glass stones affixed above either tassel. The dress is made in a sleeveless full length that flares out through the body down to the hemline. It closes with a nylon zipper down the upper back. It is lined in a purple fabric.
Label: Rappi. Rappi was born Sydonia Rappaport Samalman in Austria, and was one of a select number of American designers specializing in higher-end formalwear aimed at debutantes, although this particular piece would have been marketed to an adult woman who wanted to make a impression.
Sizing: No size is indicated - this should fit a medium size, but please rely on the following measurements for fit, keeping the style of the garment in mind (please measure your body or a similar garment that you might own for comparison):
Bust: 35” around
Waist: 30” around
Hips: 38” around, meant to fall loosely
Hemline: 62” around
Overall length: 57“, measured flat from the top of the shoulder strap to the hemline
Condition: This dress in very good condition with no pronounced wear, tear, stains or odours - the belt has a few loose stitches (see last close-up photo), but this is easily corrected and doesn’t even have to be done, more of a longer term preventative measure. The dress looks to have seen little use and was well cared for over the years.
This is a stunning dress - beautiful quality and very rich looking, sure to be noticed!

ITEM ID
RL-poppy3551
AGE
1960's
COLOR
Gold, Purple
FASHION ERA
1960's
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
ITEM SIZE
M

Vintage 1960s Purple Silk Metallic Gold Evening Gown Goddess Dress Rappi Size M

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