Inky Luxe Finery

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At least 50 years old and in excellent condition, this is an exceptional original vintage statement piece. Featuring lurex, georgette and velvet flocking this unique garment is a testament to craftmanship from days gone by.

Note the stunning pattern so iconic of the time, yet current and coveted now. Turn heads with this stunning cut and timeless style accessorising to bring out bold or a discreet class. 

Circa: 1940-1970
: United Kingdom
Label/Brand: na

Modern Size Indicator*: 8 - 10
Vintage Size Indicator: na
Condition: Excellent commensurate with age and love

 Fitted at bust
: Original including belt
Fabric: Lurex and Easy Care (Poly/Nylon/Acrylic)

 Sale Items/Damaged Items cannot be exchanged, refunded or returned. 

HISTORY IN THE MAKING where did the dress go ... Sammy Singh, provides the perfect example of using an exquisite piece of our vintage collection and making it your own. Creating a modern and infinitely unique look emulating lifestyle and events. Her exquisite frame required removal of the sleeves and altering the length for a more flattering hemline and providing the illusion of height. Finishing touches were made with the addition of the perfectly suited footwear, cane handbag and an exceptional millinery creation by designer Claire Hahn - utilising the band removed from hem. Sammy crafted a perfect picture for her entry to the Australian Fashions in the Field competition (2021).

Our vintage items are rated as follows:
  • Excellent: Near or near to new quality, with no noted flaws and may often be presented in original packaging or, with original tags (deadstock) all commensurate with age and love
  • Very Good: May have some minor issue, as noted
  • Good: Some minor flaws which may be repairable, or may not detract from the garment when worn
  • Rescue: Flaws as described which may or may not detract when worn in most cases possibility of repair

We estimate sizes as current or, 'modern' sizing rather than vintage sizing as eras do vary.

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