A breathtaking vintage evening dress by legendary British couturier, Bruce Oldfield for his couture label. In a black silk with peach silk organza details around the dress and at the top of the strapless bodice that are hand embroidered to give a trompe l'oiel effect of a sash going around the dress. A flattering, elegant hourglass silhouette that would be perfect for balls and glamorous formal events, is created by a long skirt that slowly flows out from the waist and a built in corset. This would have been custom made for a private client of Bruce Oldfield's and cost thousands of pounds to commission at the time, constructed by hand.
Estimated Size: UK 10/ US 6/ EU 38. Please check measurements.
Bust - Approx 34” / 86cm
Waist - 28” / 71cm
Inner Waistband - 26” / 66cm (Inner waistband has been taken in but could be worn without fastening or easily let back out).
Hips - 44” / 112cm
Length (Shoulder to Hem) - 52” / 132cm
Excellent Vintage Condition - Some light wear to fabric and small brown mark to one front ribbon as pictured. No holes or tears.
Silk & Organza