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1950's Ceil Chapman Black Strapless Dress

Ceil Chapman was Marilyn Monroe's favorite designer...with good reason too. His work is just gorgeous. He really knew how to make a women look beautiful! There's also a good reason his dresses are so sought after to this day. They are classic, extremely well made pieces of history. This dress is a perfect example...Strapless fitted bodice with a very full and flowy skirt. Side metal zipper, boned bodice, 2 side pockets on skirt. Very black ultra sheer silk chiffon over a solid black liner. No other layers underneath. Simple gorgeous!



Condition Details: No holes or stains. Hardly any wear. The only flaws are 3 small repairs to sheer chiffon on back side middle of skirt & 2 on the seam edge of bodice. They get lost in folds and in all the black. Very hard to see.

Label: Ceil Chapman

Size: Aprox. a modern US 5/6/7 - Go by measurements not size # !

Bust: 34"/ 36" darts

Waist: 26"

Hips: Full

Total length:  Bodice 10"  - Skirt 29"




  • Item #: BD217
  • Era: 1950's
  • Size: Medium
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Fabric: Chiffon

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