Vintage 50s Cocktail Dress Hardy Amies Black Silk Georgette Sensual Couture Unique Rare 1950s Unworn Gown

$307.53 $615.05

Shipping to United States: $34.73

Wonderful, rare, unique and totally genuine Vintage 1950s Hardy Amies Cocktail Dress created from the most sumptuous black silk georgette. It was purchased in the late 50s and placed into a Private Collection belonging to a fashion designer, within days. Its exquisitely table cut, designed, and finished with the utmost style to compliment the wearer. I have never come across a gown by this designer fashioned to the curvier lady, as most of it appears to be hand finished its probable that the gown was bespoke and tailored within the workshop.
The garment has the original designers label with a swing size tag of 18 therefore I am listing this as a uk 16 The measurements given were taken seam to seam, then doubled when the garment was laid flat and relaxed.
Bust; 44"
Length; 46"
Sleeves; 25"
Waist; 38"
Hips; 44"
Across the shoulders; 17"
To the front, the neckline is slashed and plunges daringly low, it's absolutely divine.
The fabric has been shown in natural light for clarity and is completely untouched digitally. 
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