This incredible gold metallic evening dress is a beautiful piece for your next formal event. With metallic thread through the fabric and a black velvet rose detail on the side of the dress. Perfect for an upcoming formal event, or even as an alternative bridal look.
Fab fact: this dress once belonged to Shirley. As a sassy single woman in the 1960s she worked as an interior decorator. She bought her first house in Sydney’s Paddington when she was 24 years old, all by herself. She didn’t like Sydney though and said it was ‘too snobby yet unsophisticated’ for her tastes, quickly moving back to her native Melbourne. She kept her career until she got married a fellow interior designer. She subsequently left him when it turned out he was gay. A life well lived with many ebbs and flows. Did I mention that a nun stole all her money? She wore this dress as she was crowned “Miss Dulux Australia” in the early 1960s.
In good vintage condition with a small amount of stitching in the interior lining coming away. This dress has been priced accordingly for this small, unnoticeable fault. Otherwise this dress has been fully restored and had a new zip installed. Sourced in Australia. By Australian brand 'Alouette of Melbourne'. Dry-clean only. All vintage is unique - always check measurements and full item descriptions before purchasing.
Measurements: Size XS-S. Bust 32.5”, Waist 27”, Hips 40”, Length 51”. The model, Shan, wears an Australian size 8, is 5’11 tall, with a bust measurement of, 33″, waist measurement of 26″ and hip measurement of 35.5″. Note some garments have been pinned to fit her perfectly so make sure you check the measurements prior to purchasing.