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Vintage 1950s CEIL CHAPMAN Heavy Faille Formal Gown Bergdorf Goodman NY TLC See original listing
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May 03, 2012 23:48:34 PDT
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Item specifics


1947-1964 (Post WWII-Early 60s)



Vintage Type:

True Vintage

Vintage CEIL CHAPMAN formal gown from the 1950s also has a Bergdorf Goodman, New York Plaza, tag. The bodice is closely fitted with a dropped waist and a double row of tucks. Inside, this area is reinforced with a horsehair-type braid; the stiffening allows the skirt to hold its shape. Left side zipper closure. 

Front and back have V necklines with self-fabric piping. Small cap sleeves extend beyond this. There is a long sash at front right. I think that some of the holding threads have come loose as it doesn't fall as nicely as it should. Fabric is a heavy faille. Thought it might be silk, but a burn test of a loose thread showed that it was probably rayon over a cotton core. 

This dress does need some TLC. I saw a few dark spots near the bottom hem, but the main issues are at the back with a faint line (stain) at the waist, stains on the tucks directly below, and what appears to be a water spot below that (see photos). I know this dress was previously drycleaned; not sure if the stains will come out with additional work. In addition, each armhole has small, faint stains. This dress would be much prettier if pressed or steamed--especially the below-waist tucks which have been cut on the bias--as the creases are rather bubbly now and not as sharp as they should be. Didn't want to set the stains further so I've left it as is. Please scroll down to see additional photos. I've mentioned the major issues; there might be something small that I overlooked. With expert help, this could be a gorgeous gown!

Measurements taken flat are:

  • At approximate natural waist -- 13-1/2"
  • Hips are roomy due to construction
  • Armpit to armpit across back -- 16-1/2"
  • Shoulder to bottom of dress -- 52-1/2"



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