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Murray Arbeid Vintage Purple Satin & Black Lace Evening Dress, 1980s

Murray Arbeid Vintage Purple Satin & Black Lace Evening Dress, 1980s

Regular price £200.00 GBP
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An incredible vintage womens evening dress from the 80s by luxury British fashion designer, Murray Arbeid. Known for creating opulent eveningwear in luxury fabrics for prolific clientele including Shirley Bassey and Princess Diana.

This dress is from Arbeid's Autumn-Winter 1988 collection and the red version of this dress was featured on the runway (which was cleverly displayed using mannequins instead of models'. In a sumptuous pure silk purple satin which drapes into a swirled rose design on the front and a huge voluminous tulip skirt that is supported by three tulle layers and an underskirt for a structured hourglass silhouette. The bodice is boned and overlaid with a black sequinned lace.

Size: Unlabelled; measures roughly like a UK 6 / US 2 with a larger bust (but padded cups could be sewn in or the bust could be taken in to give a more snug fit). Please check the measurements.
Bust - 35” / 89cm
Waist - 25” / 63cm
Hips - 36” / 91cm
Length (Bust to Hem) - 35” / 89cm

Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition - No noticeable stains, tears or holes. Please note: the zip does work but the dress didn't fit our UK 8/ US 4 mannequin.

- Made in England
- Back zipper with poppers to secure
- Fully lined

Materials: 100% Silk

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