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Darnell of London

Darnell of London Vintage Black Floor Length Evening Dress, 1980s

Darnell of London Vintage Black Floor Length Evening Dress, 1980s

Regular price £160.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £160.00 GBP
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An incredible vintage evening gown from the 80s in an inky black velvet with a boned bodice, halterneck design which gives an open back and a small train to the rear for a breathtaking look. It was made by British couturier Douglas Darnell who also made outfits for Shirley Bassey, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Dusty Springfield.


Size: Not indicated; fits like a UK 10/ US 6/ EU 38. Please check measurements.
Bust - 34” / 86cm
Waist - 27” / 68cm
Hips - 36” / 91cm
Length (Bust to Hem) - 48” / 112cm
Length (Bust to Longest Part) - 62” / 157cm

Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition - Some light variation to pile as found with velvet. No noticeable stains, tears or holes.

- Back zipper
- Fully lined
- Many hand finished details from the hand set lining and hand set zipper.
- This dress is perfect for the red carpet or a formal evening event.

Materials: Not indicated; Velvet

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