1960s Contessa Cream Silk Dress with Pink Embellished Waistband

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1960s Contessa evening dress in a lovely cream silk, with an embroidered geometric waistband. The dress features a high neck with floor length A-line skirt. The gazar silk has a wonderful thickness and structure to it, and flows beautifully from the waist. The band is heavily embroidered with pale and cerise pink threads, outlined in gold, complete with gold and pink gemstone detail. The high, rounded neckline is both flattering and classic, with the original zip closure going all the way down the back of the dress.

Silk gazar was much used in bridal and evening fashion due to its ability to hold its shape. This is a high-end, well made dress and was certainly inspired by the work of Christobal Balenciaga. He developed the fabric in 1960 and used it extensively in his haute couture designs until 1968. This dress is also reminiscent of the work of Pierre Balmain circa 1966 and 1967.

In excellent vintage condition, with no apparent flaws. With a petite bust this dress is best suited to a UK 6-8 or US 2-4.


BUST: 30 in. ( 76.2 cm )
WAIST: 27 in. ( 68.58 cm )
HIP: 34 in. ( 86.36 cm )
LENGTH: 52 in ( 132.08 )