Vintage 1960s Black Velvet Evening Gown Haute Couture - Frank Oujezdsky
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This is a lovely quality black velvet evening gown made by Montreal couturier Frank Oujezdsky.
This dress dates to the 1960s and is a beautifully made strapless gown. The bodice is gathered in diagonal seams that meet at a point at the centre of the waistline - it is cut to accentuate the body silhouette. It is trimmed in black glass beads along the neckline and the hemline. The dress is lined in a black faille taffeta fabric and is entirely hand finished.
A bit of information about the couturier Oujezdsky 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.
Fabric: Exceptionally good quality black velvet, probably silk velvet. Extremely soft and luxurious, with substantial weight so that it falls beautifully.
Sizing: This will fit a medium size, but please rely on the following measurements for fit, noting the style of the dress:
Shoulders: 17” across
Bust: 36” around
Waist: 28” around
Hips: 36”-38” around
Length: 55”, measured flat
Condition: This is in very good condition with no wear, tear, staining or odor - this dress looks to have seen little use and was well cared for over the years.
This is a gorgeous evening dress - understated, sophisticated and elegant, perfect for a formal occasion. Great piece for the student of Canadian fashion history - Oujezdsky obviously created beautiful dresses!