Oleg Cassini Ivory Silk Wedding Gown with Veil

 

 

 


Yeah, we know - it's not vintage, but how can you say no to a modern gown by the man who dressed Jacqueline Kennedy, Grace Kelly and Gene Tierney?  One of the things we've loved about Cassini's designs is that he designed classic, almost simple, gowns in the most sumptuous of fabrics - just take a look at his creations for Jackie when she was First Lady in his book 'A Thousand Days of Magic'. Cassini is applying the same same high standards to his  modern wedding gown line that he did when he was designing in the Sixties. Cut from yards and yards of ivory silk duoppioni, this gown has a smooth, boned and fitted bodice with an almost-off-the -shoulder neckline, accented with faux pearls, a dropped basque waist and short, shirred sleeves. The skirt of the gown gathers into the waist seam, which is actually at the hip, and spills in folds to the floor. A chapel length train can be bustled with silk covered buttons and thread loops along the back waist seam.  A layer of tulle beneath the gown and a stiffened/wired band at the hem add structure and fullness.  Back zipper closure with decorative self covered buttons over the button placket.  Silk flowers attached to a comb and a double layer of tulle with finished bound edges completes the fairy tale presentation. A modern size 16,  The bust measures 41", waist 31", dropped waist 36" sleeve 8", length shoulder to hem in front 58", with the train extending another 37". Excellent condition. $425   

 

 

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