Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery
#3891 - c.
Champagne Taffeta Evening Dress! Ceil Chapman
was amazing. Just when you think that you could spot her
look at mile away, comes a confection like this! You
could swear it was from a high-fashioned Parisian
couturier. Perhaps the inspiration for Issey Miyake? As
far as I'm concerned, this is one of those important
dresses for your collection. A shiny champagne colored
silk taffeta with ruffle pleats in two layers. Too small
for my size 6 dressform, so please forgive the side photo
with the side metal zipper down. Measures: 32" bust,
25" waist, 31" long from back waist to hem.
Excellent condition with just one flaw to mention... this
woman unfortunately had a very exciting evening and she
sweat a bit under her breasts. There is a light waterspot
which you can see in the last photo... it's very light
and I've not tried to dryclean (expert drycleaners can do
wonders!). What a creation!
SOLD - but on display in Museum Category for Research/Display