This Dennis Basso coat and dress is the height of luxury - one of those creations that inspires a rare awe in it's superb beauty and craft. Hand sewn and fashioned from a most weighty, supple and slightly stretchy glen plaid cashmere in a classic and sophisticated brown and off-white color way. The dress presents a classic sleek, fitted silhouette, with very subtle princess seams, wide straps and a refined below-the knee length. The coat is a throw back to the 1940's structured silhouette with shoulder pads, princess seams in the rear and a swing hem. As expected from Dennis Basso, the brown sable is superb quality. The cashmere - well I've also never seen finer. Both pieces fully lined in beautiful brown silk.
This ensemble fits me… so the time to acquire this beauty is now before I change my mind and put it in my little closet of treasures… where I will admire and cuddle it regularly.
The pieces were acquired from a Washington D.C. diplomat and reportedly were worn once then restored (a cleaning process that removes all dirt and and preserves the natural oils and beauty of the garment- tag still attached).
Length 46" from mid shoulder
Sleeve 16" underarm
About a size 6 with a bit of stretch