This spectacular 1980s midnight blue velvet evening gown by Christian Dior is a truly unique find -- not to mention a serious statement piece.
From the fold of the architectural mutton sleeves to the long row of buttons down the back of the piece, this vintage Dior dress is sure to leave an impression.
It definitely requires an updo to ensure that you're able to perfectly show off the details, and it's clearly made with the style of the 1930s in mind.
Fans of Victorian and other 19th Century puff sleeve dresses will especially appreciate the workmanship of this masterpiece. Though many 80s dresses did have puffy sleeves, very few have the intricate folding methods seen on this piece.
You'll notice that, in addition to the Christian Dior label, this dress also contains a Union Made label.
This means that Dior created the designs and then licensed them to other companies.
The dress closes with a zipper in the back, meaning that the buttons are for display only. There are also several hook and eye closures along the zipper, and the dress is fully lined with acetate fabric.
This 1980s velvet evening gown is in excellent vintage condition.
The only imperfections are discoloration underneath the armpits on the lining, but this is obviously not visible when worn.
Please keep in mind that velvet has its own unique texture and coloring.
This vintage blue velvet dress with puff sleeves likely best fits a modern US size Medium.
Please see the exact measurements below to ensure a proper fit.
Waist to Hem: 35-36"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 14”
Total Length of Dress: 46”
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