This is an off-the-shoulder, strapless black evening gown made in the UK in the 1950's or early 1960's. Length is approximately 52 inches. I believe material is silk taffeta, with built-in corset and spreading skirt.
The dress was purchased by my grandmother in the 1950's or early 1960's and worn by her exclusively.
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Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
A vintage Christian Dior leeveless silk evening dress
made in London by Christian Dior Ltd. London, retailed at Holt Penfrew & Co., London, circa 1958
black silk taffeta exterior, crinoline and netted boning bodice.
CONDITION: worn; appears to be in good condition
PROVENANCE: original owner, thence by inheritance
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