Vintage 1960s Evening Gown Haute Couture Strapless Dress in Black Silk by Frank Oujezdsky Montreal
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This quality black silk evening gown dates to the late 50s or early 60s and is a beautifully crafted strapless gown. The bodice is gathered in diagonal pleats that meet at a point at the center of the defined waistline. It is supported by four stays positioned both front and back. The skirt of the dress is built in wide pleats and is constructed so as to flare down to a full width at the hemline. It is made with a train at the back. The dress is lined in a black silk satin and is entirely hand finished.
Sizing: This will fit a small size, but please rely on the following measurements for fit, noting in particular the waist:
Bust: 35” around
Waist: 25” around
Hips: Full, but meant to fall to fit
Length: 47”, measured flat at the center front from the top of the bodice to the hemline and 53” in length at the back, from the top of the low back to the hemline of the train
Weight: 3 lbs and 10 oz. - this is a substantial dress featuring quality fabric
This dress is in very good condition with no pronounced wear, tear, staining or odor - this dress looks to have seen little use and was well cared for over the years.
A bit of information about the couturier. It was made by Montreal couturier Frank Oujezdsky. He catered to Montreal socialites and is also noted for having made dresses for Gerda Munsinger, the central character in a Canadian spy and sex scandal involving government ministers during the early 1960s.
This is a gorgeous evening dress - understated, sophisticated and elegant, perfect for a formal occasion.