This is a 1940’s bespoke dress that would own any red carpet it walked down. Black velvet with white ribbon and gold thread embroidery and glass beads sewn decoratively around the embroidery, this dress was made meticulously by some couturier. The neckline is a sweetheart halter and the waist is high. The skirt portion, if not for the two large protruding pockets would be a long straight pencil cut with a slit up the front. These pockets create a silhouette that is nothing short of extraordinary. The back of the dress is a scoop back with the white ribbon and gold thread embroidery generously applied as it was in the front on the bust. The remainder of the back is all black velvet. Mid-way down the skirt, the dress fans out into a fishtail. There is a hidden metal zipper at the back of the dress.
Fabric: Black velvet
Condition: Near-mint. There is some gold threading that needs to be re-affixed in two places on the back and the back fishtail has a little dirt that could definitely be cleaned. Other than that, this dress is in excellent condition and could be worn again on a red carpet run.