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Alfred Bosand Ivory beaded Bodice Silk chiffon Gown, 1970s
Known for creating beautiful, romantic dresses, American couture designer Alfred Bosand is remembered for his exquisite attention to detail. Working from his salon on 57th street, Bosand notably designed wardrobes for 10 Miss America’s and was one of New York City’s last couture designers with a privately owned label. His custom-made designs were worn by socialites and celebrities including the likes of June Carter Cash, Mae West, and Judy Collins.
From the 1970s, this elegant gown is a fine example Bosand’s craftsmanship and eye for beauty. Done in an ivory silk chiffon embellished with hand appliqued beads and sequins, this dress is charming and sophisticated at once.
The scoop neckline and spaghetti straps are adorned with luminous silver beads, offering a nice visual contrast with the dusting of silver beads and iridescent sequins across the front and back of the bodice. The fitted waist begins beneath the bust, and is defined by a band of shimmering sequins bordered by silver beads that compliments the neckline while giving this dress a regal feel.
Size estimate: XS/SML
Bust: 32 inches
Waist: 24 inches
Hips: up to 36
Length: 58 inches
The skirt is draped to perfection and falls from small gathers beneath the bust to a maxi length just above the ankles in a dainty hem. Constructed from yards of chiffon, the skirt is very flowy and full, and moves beautifully with the wearer. A special addition the discerning fashion lover’s wardrobe, this gorgeous gown can easily be worn by a bride and is the perfect choice for a wedding, evening soiree, or special occasion.
This vintage Alfred Bosand gown is fully lined in matte/crepe satin and closes with a concealed back zip. In excellent condition, it has been professionally eco dry cleaned and pressed. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself. *The zipper on this dress is in perfect working condition, and will zip up all the way on the right size body, the mannequin bust is a to large for the dress.