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1970s Ruben Panis Red Jersey Halter Dress w Elaborate Side Beading

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Ruben Panis was known for his flair for drama. He started off his career designing costumes for showgirls in Las Vegas and eventually honed his skills by working for both James Galanos and Norman Norell. His gowns were worn by many Halloywood icons like Elizabeth Taylor, Zsa Zsa Gabor. AT the height of his career he was charging up to $5000 for a dress which at the time was an exorbitant amount. This is an excellent example of his work and very well made. The dress is made out of a beautiful silk jersey that has been dyed to a clear, bright red. The way it is cut is very forties in feel with a bit of that old Hollywood charm. The bust is gathered in soft horizontal drapes that run from the top of the bodice to the top of the hip. Inside it is lightly boned. This gives it structure as well as creating a beautiful curving line that accentuates the body underneath. Running up and around the neck is a tiny strap made of the same jersey. This strap hooks into place at one side and you have the option of tucking it in and wearing the dress as a strapless piece. The skirt falls to the floor under that and the jersey gives it lots of swing and movement. To finish the dress, Panis added a little drama with elaborate beading that runs on each side of the dress. A large abstract flower with dangling bead in its center sits on each side. The petals are ling and curved. The effect is wonderful. Excellent condition. The bodice is lined in a red silky rayon and the skirt has an inner lining made of the same jersey fabric. It closes with a back, painted metal zipper and the strap hooks at one end. Light boning through the bodice and hand finishes. Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam Inner hips: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam Bodice: approx 15" from top of neck to natural waist, 20" to bottom of the draping Skirt: approx 42" from natural waist Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

Details

  • Condition Details
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  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Bust
    16.5 in. (41.91 cm)
  • Waist
    13 in. (33.02 cm)
  • Hip
    19 in. (48.26 cm)
  • Shoulder to Hem
    67 in. (170.18 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Rockwood, CA
  • Seller Reference Number
    Item# DD3304
  • Reference Number
    LU1287923631
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