• Image of SAMPLE SALE; black beaded lace and nude silk Edwardian/Downton style evening dress, size UK8-10
  • Image of SAMPLE SALE; black beaded lace and nude silk Edwardian/Downton style evening dress, size UK8-10
  • Image of SAMPLE SALE; black beaded lace and nude silk Edwardian/Downton style evening dress, size UK8-10
  • Image of SAMPLE SALE; black beaded lace and nude silk Edwardian/Downton style evening dress, size UK8-10
  • Image of SAMPLE SALE; black beaded lace and nude silk Edwardian/Downton style evening dress, size UK8-10

'Kalypso'; an elegant full length evening dress in finest-quality beaded black French lace over nude 100% silk.
The close fitting boned under-bodice has a strapless neckline, and is embellished with elaborate raised floral embroidery in shades of pink, coral, and green. The black beaded chantilly lace over-bodice has cape-style sleeves, and is bloused slightly over the fitted waist.
The fluid skirt is constructed in the black beaded lace over layers of nude silk tulle and silk crepe-de-chine, skimming smoothly over the hips, and extending into a small train.
It closes at the back with a row of little silk buttons and thread loops, over a concealed zip, and is fully lined in silk.
The skirt and train hem, together with the cape sleeves are embellished with embroidered flowers in pink, coral and nude, and there is a detachable silk rose corsage with trailing silk ribbons.

This is a completely unique and highly detailed design, the only one of its kind, and a real future heirloom piece. It has only been used for a couple of photo-shoots, and tried on a few times, and has been freshly dry-cleaned, so it is in excellent immaculate as-new condition with no discernible flaws that I could spot. 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 custom 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 completing checkout. Please be aware that there may be import tax payable at point of entry according to local tax laws.

Bust; 35" (89cms)...
Waist; 26" (66cms)
Hips; 38" (97cms),
waist to hem (front) 44" (112cms)
waist to hem (back) 58" (147cms)

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