Bellville Sassoon Black Silk Gown Strapless Sz 8 Saks Asymmetrical hem Ruffled tiers
Romantic- Glamour and Elegant Bellville Sassoon Black Strapless Tiered, ruffled Silk gown for that Special event - a memorable evening that will catch everyones' eye! The gown has a beautiful train and an an Asymmetrical hemline / train. The bodice is lace covered with boning and sequins. So many beautiful tiered layers - for a gorgeous flounce!
The first two ruffled layers have one fine thin crinoline under them. . The next two layers have double crinoline underneath. The gown has a dropped waist. Asymmetrical hem with longer in the back. The dress is fully lined. A center back zipper. This is a Vintage gown (perhaps 1980s -1990s) and is in Perfect condition.
Founded in 1953 by Belinda Bellville, the company changed it's name to Bellville Sassoon in 1970 after David Sassoon, who came to work at the house in 1958, became the head designer. Dressing the wealthy British clientele, the most prolific of whom was Princess Diana who wore a dress by the designer to the 'Splendor of the Gonzaga' in 1981. Along with the Princess of Wales, Bellville Sassoon designed clothing for Princess Margaret, Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Helen Mirren and Madonna.
****note: The image Of the Woman on horseback is not the same as the gown offered here -, it is the cover of book titled "The Glamor of Bellville Sassoon". This is the story of Bellville Sassoon, the design house whose name has been synonymous with the world of glamour for the last 50 years. It begins in the couture world of the '50s where straight out of the Royal College of Art, David Sassoon joined society dressmaker, Belinda Bellville and was instantly thrust into the world of debs, duchesses, the aristocracy and the brand new jetsetters.
As the formality of the '50s gave way to the swinging Sixties, the new design partnership of Bellville Sassoon soon became Britain's foremost couture label - THE label for High Society dressing. Soon their regal clientele included Princess Alexandra, Princess Michael of Kent, Princess Anne, the Duchess of Kent, the Duchess of Gloucester and the Duchess of York. He was a favourite designer of the late Princess Margaret who became the world's first international royal glamour icon.
However, it was Princess Diana, for whom he made more than 70 outfits, including her trousseau and going away outfit, with whom he forged a particularly warm and close personal friendship, and this book reveals many fond and unpublished anecdotes.
….. it is a fascinating personal recollection of a sparkling career spanning 5 decades, dressing some of the world's most beautiful and charismatic women of their day, among them Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, and Ava Gardner.
What the press have said about this book...
"Mr Sassoon's new book shows for the first time the Princess's thank-you note for the dress..." Sunday Telegraph.
****Shipping for this gown is $40.00. The shipping quote at check;out may not calculate correctly*****
Measurements are in inches
Size marked: 8
Natural waist: 24
Material: Silk Gown
Components : 50% Sequins/nylon /crinoline Acetate /15% Nylon
Length front: 41
Length at center back:53
Made in England