A beautifully detailed silk dress with guipure lace detailing, this is the 'Jeanne' design from one of the JFD 2014 collections. Although full skirted, it is reminiscent of the 'robe-de-style' designs of the 1920s rather than the hourglass shapes of the 1950s.
It has a semi-fitted bodice with slightly dropped waist, which is constructed of an embellished tulle layer over 100% silk dupion. The skirt has a layer of fine 100% silk tulle over silk dupion, and dips at the back.....it is supported with an integral tulle petticoat which is edged in the same silk dupion. The cape-style 'sleeves' and deep trim are of an exquisite guipure lace, which has been custom dyed to tone with the straw coloured silk.
The detailed embellishments include a sash of silk tulle with an original 1920s paste buckle and ostrich feather trim, and tiny hand painted silk tulle rosebuds at the neckline.
The dress closes with a row of little silk rouleau loops and covered buttons, and is fully lined in 100% silk.
This is a completely unique design, the only one of its kind, and a real future heirloom piece. It has only been used for a photoshoot, and is in immaculate condition.
This is one of the studio samples, which occasionally get sold off at a fraction of the original cost (60-75% reduction) at intervals to make way for fabulous new creations. (Unfortunately these are all generally in the smaller sizes, UK6-10)
Owing to the unique nature of these samples I don't offer returns, so please be sure to check the measurements below before buying. These are the measurements of the adjustable mannequin, set to the highest figures the dress will comfortably accommodate.
We do ship internationally, and I have included some figures for a few of the more popular destinations, but if your country is not listed please get in touch for an accurate shipping quote before buying.
Bust; 32" (81cms)... (the measurement of the dummy is 33", but top 2 buttons don't close, so actual bust should be no bigger than 32")
Waist; 24" (61cms)
Shoulder to hem, front; 42" (107cms)
Shoulder to hem, back; 50" (127cms)