3 December 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,625
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A BLACK SILK FAILLE 'BALLOON' COCKTAIL DRESS
EISA, CIRCA 1950
the bodice with wide neckline and bracelet-length sleeves, the very full skirts constructed as harem pants and tightly gathered at the legs to create a balloon effect
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The culotte type skirts are most unusual. One can only assume this was a modification requested by Mrs Biddle.
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