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Silk Couture Vintage Designer Dress w Pleating in Nude Tissue Silk



This is one of our favorite vintage dresses of all time! This exceptional nude silk dress came from an estate of nothing but Chanel, Valentino, Hermes, Yves Saint Laurent and Givenchy vintage clothing. She had only the very best and many pieces were couture. This dress, though unlabeled, was clearly made by an important designer and it is so hard to explain how incredibly perfect the gorgeous pleating presents itself. The way the pleats meet each other going in opposite directions at a perfect angle is exquisite. The daughter of the owner told me that she purchased this exquisite dress on a buying trip in France. The dress has a silk under slip that isn't connected and the dress itself is in fine silk chiffon. The dress slips overhead and connects at the top of the left shoulder. The pattern of pleating is different in the front and back and each row of pleats moves gently when you move. This dress appears to be a couture piece and we have had museum professionals tell us it looks like a Chanel piece, but we have been unable to document it ourselves. We estimate the dress to fit a size 6 but encourage you to review all of the measurements for the best fit! SLIP: BUST: 36 WAIST: 28 HIPS: 36 LENGTH: 37.5 Dress: BUST: 38 WAIST: 30 HIPS: 36-37 LENGTH: 38”


  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Material Notes
    Exceptional pleating and construction.
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Portland, OR
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 33681stDibs: LU22323928833

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $30 Standard Shipping
    to Continental US, arrives in 8-17 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Portland, OR
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 1 day of delivery.

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About the Seller
4.9 / 5
Located in Portland, OR
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Established in 2001
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919 sales on 1stDibs
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