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Vintage Sam Carlin Saks Fifth Avenue Black Lace Gown
Fifth Avenue is the mecca for high fashion in the US. Named for this iconic location, Saks Fifth Avenue has been a major retail contended for over a century and has become widely known for their offerings of coveted designer fashions. This 1980s gown by Sam Carlin is done in a black floral mesh lace that gives off a traditional aura.
Multicolored crystals in rose, citrine, and ruby, elevate the dress by adding small bursts of shimmering interest. The dress begins with a straight neckline secured by two decorative straps. The bodice angles into a slightly high waist moving into a modest hourglass silhouette. On the right side, a detachable lace flower pin heavily embellished with crystals is affixed.
Just below, a flourish of pleated sheer fabric has been inserted into the waist that flows down to hem level adding a sense of drama and some fluidity to the gown. This dress finishes with the natural scallop of the lace as a testament to its detailed construction. Full of vintage charm, this lace gown is an understated yet refined evening option.
Size estimate: Small
Bust: 34 B
Waist: 27 inches
Hips: 37 inches
Length: 56 inches
Fully lined, this dress features a semi-detached satin support bodice outfitted with boning and cups that secures with a series of hooks on the side. The dress itself closes with an invisible side 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.