Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery
#2022 - c. 1950's Amazing CEIL CHAPMAN Light Grey Silk Floral Cocktail Dress with Poufy Skirt! There are so few prints that I actually like.. me and Ceil Chapman since she hardly ever used prints! So this is rare! Now you will know how little I know about fabrics.... since this dress skirt is lined in a very stiff, crisp paper-like material and I have no idea what it's called! Sorry!! It's like a treated silk with a crunchy sound! Whatever it's called, it creates a very poufy skirt with a lot of volume. The classic wrapped-draped bodice that matches the wrapped-draped skirt...and just look at the interesting detail in the back of the skirt at the hemline! This was obviously an expensive dress when new... and ready for inclusion into a Ceil Chapman museum exhibit. Excellent condition. Mondaldo's label as well as Ceil Chapman label.
SOLD - but on display in Museum Category for Research/Study