60s Evening Gown Vintage Dress Mad Men Column Silver Jewelled Trim S

This elegant 1960s vintage evening dress has such wonderful design details - it would look smashing for an icy blonde along the lines of Grace Kelly or Betty Draper! The silhouette is a long lean column, with princess seaming and additional darting for the bust. The standup collar is quite modest in front - in back it turns into a deep squared-off "window". At the base of the opening, a flat bow accenting a watteau panel train that cascades to the floor. The collar and armholes are accented with silver trim with rhinestones and dangling crystals - the squared off armhole trim gives a nod to the shape of the back keyhole. The lower dress has a slit in the left front seam for ease in walking and dancing.

 

SIZE:

There's a tiny pasteboard tag with numbers - the size might read as vintage 8. But as usual with vintage, please consider the measurements.

Measurements

Inches Centimeters
Bust 33" 83.75
Approximate waist 29" 73.5
Approximate hips 34" 86.25
Length from shoulder seam 51.5" 131
Sweep 42" 106.5
 FABRIC/COLORS:

The fabric is white crepe, probably rayon. The braid trim is synthetic tinsel-type fibers with a crochet look. There are large prongset rhinestones set into the braid at intervals - they have an aurora borealis sparkle to them. The braid used for the neck is slightly wider and has a scalloped lower edge in front - the braid has two alternating tiers of smaller collar-set rhinestones with faceted crystal teardrops dangling from each one.

TAGS:

No maker's tag

CLOSURES:

The dress closes with a metal zipper down the back - it is hidden bythe train, which is stitched down on the left side and fastens with two pairs of snaps and two hooks & eyes on the right at the top.

CONDITION:

On the very front of the silver & dangle trimmed neckline, there are two alternating rows of dangling pendants - on the sides, some of the upper row are missing. I count 11 dangles on the lower row and 6 on the upper - you may want to rearrange one or two for symmetry, but it's not particularly obvious as-is. When I inspect the skirt under good levels of daylight, there are some areas of discoloration on the lower skirt - see closeup of right front near the hem - the most obvious is near my farthest left finger, while above my rightmost finger is a larger area that is very subtle. You will want to have the dress dry cleaned and steamed or pressed before wear - it is likely that will resolve or improve these areas, but it is certainly wearable as-is. The top hook & eye at the back of the neck is showing faint signs of rust - this will not be seen when worn. No other issues noted.

$ 75.00