1970s Beaded Black Silk Chiffon Blouse by Oleg Cassini

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Very stylish evening blouse from famed courtier Oleg Cassini

Approx. Size:  Small, but please check measurements below.

Condition: Very good, some very minor bead loss which is not noticeable.

Mark/Label:...

Very stylish evening blouse from famed courtier Oleg Cassini

Approx. Size:  Small, but please check measurements below.

Condition: Very good, some very minor bead loss which is not noticeable.

Mark/Label: Oleg Cassini, He-Ro Industries, made in China

One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone

 

Gorgeous 1970s black silk chiffon blouse with intricate beaded and sequined sunburst pattern. Heavy beading around neck, bottom and at the ends of the cuffs. Silk chiffon bodice with sheer sleeves. Back covered zipper. Rounded neck and light shoulder pads. Blouse is fitted in all the right places. Narrow shirred sleeves are very flattering to your fans.  

Oleg Cassini was an American fashion designer born to an aristocratic Russian family with maternal Italian ancestry. He came to the United States as a young man after starting as a designer in Rome, and quickly got work with Paramount Pictures. Cassini established his reputation by designing for films.  He gained additional renown by designing for First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. "The Jackie Look" was highly influential in American design. Cassini's designs such as the A-line, sheath and the empire strapless dresses continue to be influential.

   

Note on Size: Size Large on label but this blouse is small. (Note vintage sizes run smaller than contemporary sizing. Please use the numbers below as a guide)

Approx. Measurements taken flat:
Shoulders: 17" (43 cm)
Bust: 20" (51 cm)
Hips: 18" (46 cm)
Length - Center Back: 26" (66 cm)
Sleeve: 22” (56 cm)

 

 

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When is a size 12 not a size 12? When it‘s vintage.

Today’s sizes have very little correlation to clothing size labels from past decades.   Over the past 20+ years designers and manufacturers have fed our egos by making standard size numbers smaller and smaller. Back in the 1960s there was no size 0.  The smallest size was a 6. Plus today’s men and women are fitter, taller and have much more muscle tone of than people of earlier eras. Even today‘s undergarments make a difference. Today’s woman isn’t corseted, girdled or wearing a stiff bra. So even the thinnest of people sometimes have trouble with vintage sizing.

 

When shopping for vintage clothing at MadgesHatbox look at the “measured flat” sizing in each vintage clothing listing.  This means the garment was lying on a table and measurements were taken from side-to-side. To compare, pull a like piece from your own closet. Place it flat on a table and measure across the front at the shoulders, bust, waist and hips. The bust measurement is taken directly under the armpit. It’s also a good idea to measure your sleeve length from the end of the shoulder to the wrist.

 

Keep these measurements handy and to be safe sure you are buying from a reputable shop like MadgesHatbox that accepts returns. If you have specific questions send us an email or give us a call at 404 850-1757 and we are happy to help.  You can read our complete return policy here.

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