A stunning Romantic tiered / ruffled Belleville Sassoon – Black Strapless dress with an Asymmetrical hemline & train. Saks fifth Avenue Label , The bodice is covered in lace, has boning and sprinkling of sequins. The first two ruffled layers has one fine thin crinoline. The next two layers have double crinoline underneath. The gown has a dropped waist.
There is a large bow at the wasit center back.
Asymmetrical hem with longer in the back. The dress is fully lined. A center back zipper. This unique Belleville Sassoon gown is in Perfect condition. Haute Couture
Measurements are in inches
Size marked: 8
Natural waist: 24
Material: Silk Gown
Components : 50% Sequins/nylon crinoline Acetate /15% Nylon
Length front: 41
Length at center back:53
Made in England
****note: The image Of the Woman on horseback is not the same as the gown offered here -, it is just a similarity of on the cover published by The Glamor of Bellville Sassoon. This is the story of Bellville Sassoon, the design house whose name has been synonymous with the world of glamour for the last 50 years. It begins in the couture world of the '50s where straight out of the Royal College of Art, David Sassoon joined society dressmaker, Belinda Bellville and was instantly thrust into the world of debs, duchesses, the aristocracy and the brand new jetsetters.
As the formality of the '50s gave way to the swinging Sixties, the new design partnership of Bellville Sassoon soon became Britain's foremost couture label - THE label for High Society dressing. Soon their regal clientele included Princess Alexandra, Princess Michael of Kent, Princess Anne, the Duchess of Kent, the Duchess of Gloucester and the Duchess of York. He was a favourite designer of the late Princess Margaret who became the world's first international royal glamour icon.
However, it was Princess Diana, for whom he made more than 70 outfits, including her trousseau and going away outfit, with whom he forged a particularly warm and close personal friendship, and this book reveals many fond and unpublished anecdotes.
….. it is a fascinating personal recollection of a sparkling career spanning 5 decades, dressing some of the world's most beautiful and charismatic women of their day, among them Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, and Ava Gardner.
Belinda Bellville founded her eponymous couture house in 1953, and recruited David Sassoon in 1958; the Bellville Sassoon name dates to 1970. Following Bellville’s retirement in the 1980s, Sassoon was joined by Lorcan Mullany as designer of the house’s ready-to-wear line. Vogue Patterns has been producing Bellville patterns since the late 1960s.