Vintage Black Silk Strapless Fishtail Cocktail Dress with Bow, UK10-12
A classic 1980s vintage strapless cocktail in black silk, hand made to a Belville Sassoon pattern, c.1984.
The bodice is boned with with additional internal waistband support, and there are pencil sequins around the top edge of bust. The skirt has a flat front, with soft pleats at side of a fitted waist, narrowly tapering to below the knee. The outstanding feature is the gathered fish tail at the back, finished with a huge bow, edged in looped braid.
Side zip, fully lined
Material: 100% Silk shantung
Measurements (laid flat):
Length from top of bodice: 93cm
Condition: Very good; a couple of beads have come loose.