Taking advantage of the clear out to bring to you this Couture dress from Chloe, I would love to hear what year you think this dress was made.
The dress is black silk crepe de chine, it is lined in the same and has a built in slip.
It's an elegant little slip of a dress, and weighs close to nothing. The dress has princess lines on the front, two high slits that sit mid thigh, they never open completely but flash a bit of leg with a long gait, it has a hand picked center back zipper and hook and eye. The straps have functioning buttonholes on the front with pearl buttons, the straps cross on the back. On the inside in addition to the dress being fully lined, there is a built in slip.
The front slit
The back slit (underneath is the built in slip)
The center back hook & eye and pick stitched zipper
Crossed straps and center back slit
A peek at the slip
The dress is almost pretty enough to wear inside out
Back construction slip - with elastic waist casing, seam allowance folded back and stitched and zig zag edge finish.
Bias Tubing detail to keep slip in place and can be used to adjust if necessary.
Seam Allowance zig zag finish
Slip waist, front is flat with self taping, the back has elastic
Front slit detail, from the slip side
Back slip and zipper area