This incredible vintage 60s Ceil Chapman dress is a little piece of American fashion history! It has a paisley-esque psychedelic pattern on blue and cream silk. It is a babydoll-style dress with an empire waist at the front, featuring a cute bow, but hangs free from the shoulders at the back. Gathering at the bust. It is sleeveless with a wide round neckline and metal back zipper to close. Snaps on the shoulders for securing straps. Fully lined.
COLOUR: Cream and light blue.
LABEL: Ceil Chapman
Ceil Chapman was an American fashion designer who worked in New York City from the 1940s to the 1960s. She was known for creating glamourous cocktail dresses and for dressing celebrity clients and movie stars. She was reported to be Marilyn Monroe's favourite designer and provided Elizabeth Taylor's trousseau in 1950.
She was given the Coty American Fashion Critic's Award in 1945, for her creative contribution to the American fashion picture. She won many other awards throughout her career.
Chapman was involved in the first clothing deal for credit on television with the 'Meet Betty Furness' show.
Label style dates from the late 50s and early 60s.
CONDITION: This beauty does come with some issues. We hope we can find a good home for her.
Discolouration around the armpits.
Some light stains/marks in multiple areas. Please examine the photos carefully or send us a message if unsure.
✂--- Allow for some ease.
Bust: 36 in. (91.5 cm)
Waist (empire): 34 in. (86.5 cm)
Hip: 34 in. (87 cm)
Length from shoulder to waist: 10 in. (25.5 cm)
Length from waist to hem: 29 in. (73.5 cm)
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