1950s RARE Ceil Chapman rhinestone halter velvet dress xs | new fall
Exquisite and one of kind 1950's Ceil Chapman dress! This beauty has had one owner. Ceil was Marilyn Monroe's favorite designer, and you can see her influence in this style! Done in deep dark velvet that is so soft. The entire dress is embellished with rhinestones in star-like pattern with huge teardrops in the center. They start clustered at the top and then separate as they descend the dress. Halter style with thick straps that are attached at the bust to form a sort of circle. Fitted waist and super full skirt with pockets! The bodice is fully boned. The skirt is lined in black interfacing for structure. Back metal zip. A rare museum worthy piece!
*pictures were slightly lightened to show detail, this is a true deep black color.
Brand: Ceil Chapman
Size on tag: None
Fits like: xs
Condition: Excellent Vintage: Four tiny rectangular rhinestones are missing at the back and one in front. (see last picture for example of the rhinestone that is missing). A couple rhinestones are just a tad cloudy and really not even noticeable.
Bust (underarm seam) : 33"
Total length: 38" (not including halter strap)
m i n t : pristine with no signs of wear- possibly deadstock
e x c e l l e n t : signs of normal wear and age- no obvious flaws
v e r y g o o d : noted minor flaws that may have been already repaired - very wearable
g o o d : many noted minor flaws and/or mends -wearable
f a i r : numerous noted flaws and mends, some significant - still wearable
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