1960s French Couture Yellow Silk Chiffon Sequin Beaded Dress

This is a wonderful 1950s French couture lemon yellow beaded blouson dress from Pouppone. We have sold this label before and the workmanship is extraordinary, certain akin to the best of the Parisian based haute couture houses. The dress has a really exquisite bodice covered in faceted crystal drops interspersed uniformly across the bodice. The neckline and the arm cinches additionally have a banded sequined arrangement with glass droplets and dangles of beads made from silver and gold. With a straight cut skirt, there is an additional embellished band along the bottom with a drop crystal fringe finishing the bottom hem to perfection.

Made entirely from a silk georgette fabric that is a double thickness. There is also an internal skirt that is made from an organza that is lined in an acetate and an internal waistband to support the structure of the blouson style. For access, there is a zip in the skirt element and the first layer of the bodice is accessed with a row of stud poppers for the georgette. This is followed by a second zip running the length of the poppers and the zip of the first dress layer. A very costly dress in its day, it is beautifully made and in wonderful vintage condition; we don't see any issues with it. There may be one or two beads missing overall but it's impossible to notice where worn. Best fit for up to a UK 10-12 or US 6-8.

Bust - 34 in. (86.4 cm)
Waist - 30 in. (76.2 cm)
Hip - 39 in. (99.1 cm)
Length - 38 in. (96.5 cm)
Shoulders - 16.5 in. (41.9 cm)

Pickup available at CIRCA VINTAGE

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Will you set anything aside for me before I come?

We are happy to find anything you may be interested in from our website - please let us know a week in advance. 

We also have an extensive offline collection. If you let us know your size, style, favourite colour to wear and perhaps your budget, we can browse through our archive in advance of your appointment. 

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Clients may wish to bring modern shapewear when trying on garments from certain eras, especially the 1950s. Vintage clothing was often worn with undergarments that shaped the waist and as such is tailored for them.

We have a huge variety of slip dresses and petticoats to complete your look; many of which are also for sale.

You may also wish to bring your favourite footwear. We often find a classic pair of nude shoes work well when trying on, or a pair in gold or silver.

Do you have a price range?

Many of our lower-priced pieces (under £150) are not available to buy online. Our prices range from £80 - £600 for separates. Dresses start at around £150 and go up to £2,500 for the very best antique pieces and designer vintage. Our bridalwear ranges from £300 - £3,000.

Can I bring anyone with me?

Yes but please do let us know the size of your party in advance.

Where can I get alterations?

We offer some alterations in house. Should you need alterations we cannot provide, we can refer you to one of our tried and trusted tailors.

Do you have an after-care service?

We will advise you on the best way to clean and preserve your vintage pieces and can also recommend trusted local dry cleaners.

Can I cancel my appointment?

You are free to cancel but please do give us as much notice as possible. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your appointment, you will be invoiced a late cancellation fee of £25.

Where's the showroom?

Our address is Circa Vintage, 87A Lansdowne Way London SW8 2PB

Upon arrival, buzz the 87A button on the gate or call us 020 7736 5038 to let you in.

Do you have parking?

We offer free, secure, off-street parking but it is a tight squeeze – so do let us know in advance if you will be needing this and we can make sure that there is space available.

How do I get there by public transport?


Stockwell (7 min walk) - Northern and Victoria Lines

Nine Elms (9 min walk) – Northern Line


Wandsworth Road (13 min walk) – Westbound to Clapham Junction / Eastbound to Dalston Junction

What payment methods do you accept?

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