• Fashion Through the Ages auction at Christies

    Sale 5945

    Fashion Through the Ages

    3 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 173

    A BLACK SILK FAILLE 'BALLOON' COCKTAIL DRESS

    EISA, CIRCA 1950

    Price Realised  

    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
    Labelled: Eisa


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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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