Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bianchi White Wedding Evening Prom Gown Dress

Bianchi White Wedding Evening Prom Gown Dress I was told by the person that I bought this from that this Bianchi original design is the very same design that Jacqueline Bouvier-Kennedy-Onassis wore to her coming out party! And that is just the type of occassion that this beautiful multi-layered chiffon and satin dress brings to mind.
Sweet, yet with a deep cut neckline it is quite an alluring princess dress!
Wired ruffles shaped as pedals all along the neckline, can be moved and bent to any position you wish. The pedals have the subtlest of small pearlescent sequins only on the stem of the leaf shapes that show only a small glimmer now and then...very subtle and lovely.
The Satin Ribbon waist is adorned with the same wired chiffon flower as the one on the neckline with pearl tipped sprigs shooting out of it. The close ups show how perfect this is, as it rests on the left side of the neckline and the opposite right side of the waist.
I do have more pictures to share if you want to see more. I am only allowed 5 pictures in my postings.
It is an approximate size 9 or 10 the skirt from waist to hem is 45"
One faux pas: You will see in the picture an ever faithful safety pin. The zipper has broken at the base of it. The prior owner repaired it with the pin. Options: You can have the zipper replaced by a seamstress or you can leave as is as it does not affect the dress fit. It does make the zipper slightly uneven at the top, but this is hidden by the full 4.5" bodice ruffle. You will want to have the dress professionally cleaned of course. It does have slight arm pit stains.
All of this is why, first, the dress is priced well below its value. In the 70's it was probably a very expensive dress, especially with the Binachi label on it. Secondly, I offer this dress to you because I can't help seeing lots of wonderful affects added to the dress to make it hip, colorful and even daring....Is it time to play dress up for those closet or up and coming seamstresses out there? What about shortening it?

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