This is a breathtakingly beautiful black chiffon dress with the finest and most elaborate embroidery and beadwork I have seen in a contemporary design. I believe that the dress could have possibly been custom-made. I must be slipped over the head to be worn as there are no zippers or hooks and eyes for closure. It has a slightly empire waist line. The dress measures 17" across the bust line, 16" across the empire waist line, and approximately 21" across the hip line. From the top of the shoulder to the hem line, it measures 44". The colors of the embroidery and beadwork and the mastery with which they have been executed are extraordinary. The burnt sienna, copper, ochre, and gold metallic thread are striking against the black background. The dress is in excellent vintage condition and would be equivalent to a modern day Size 6/8.