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ARCHIVE: 1990s Bespoke Silk Chiffon Beaded Halterneck Dress

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This 1990s bespoke dress reminds me of Laura Hutton's iconic Halston dress that she wore to the 1975 Academy Awards. In fabulous pastel hued shades of pink and turquoise silk chiffon, this halterneck dress has a sweetheart shaped neckline and is ruched and pleated on the bodice. It is interspersed with a silver lace overlay that is speckled with crystal gems. The bodice is further enhanced with 5 prong-set crystal stars that have been stitched together as a centrepiece from which flows a full length double lace trim. There are several layers to the dress; the silk chiffon overlay, a white silk crepe which is a heavier mid layer and the final bottom layer which is a lycra underskirt for comfort.

Inside has been exceptionally well made and beautifully shaped with modern corsetry panels. To access the dress there is a row of hook and eyes that are very well concealed at the rear. A genuine one of a kind dress; this belonged to a lady who was fabulously wealthy and had all her clothes made for her.

In lovely vintage condition; there is a small thumbprint age mark on the chiffon that is lost in the folds. The dress has also undergone some professional repairs at some point as a few chiffon tears have been resewn and little crystals have been placed to break up the stitching. There are also a few scattered crystals placed over probably very small holes. All of this work has been done very well and it's very difficult to spot any of this when worn. Best fit for around a US 4 or a UK 8 to 10 and would be perfect for a formal summer event.

Bust - 34 in. (86.4 cm)
Waist - 26 in. (66 cm)
Hip - 38 in. (96.5 cm)
Length - 59 in. (149.9 cm)
Shoulders - FREE

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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