'Gismonda (Chartreuse)' a dramatic full length evening or wedding dress in finest-quality Art Nouveau French guipure lace in a vibrant yellow-green chartreuse shade.
This is a beautiful lace gown that is being sold without an underslip, you will need to wear it with one as it is transparent. The first and last images show the gown with a pale gold silk slip underneath, but this is NOT INCLUDED in this sale.
The bodice lace is mounted on a gossamer fine nude (for fair to medium-fair skin tones) tulle to form a slightly bloused top, with an illusion plunge neckline at the front.
The bodice is gathered into a chartreuse silk waistband and extends from here into a figure skimming full length skirt, with the lace extending into a puddle train at the back, beautifully finished with hand applied lace flower motifs.
The dress closes at the back with thread loops and silk covered buttons.
This is a really beautiful elegant design, and a future heirloom piece. It has been tried on a few times, but it is in excellent freshly cleaned condition, with no marks. This is one of the studio samples, which occasionally get sold off at a fraction of the original cost (60-75% reduction) at intervals to make way for fabulous new creations. (Unfortunately these are all generally in the smaller sizes, UK6-10)
Owing to the unique custom made nature of these samples I don't offer returns, so please be sure to check the measurements below before buying. These are the measurements of the standard UK size 8 mannequin, with any extra room indicated.
We do ship internationally, and I have included some figures for a few of the more popular destinations, but if your country is not listed please get in touch for an accurate shipping quote before completing checkout. Please be aware that there may be import tax payable at point of entry according to local tax laws.
Bust; 33" (84cms)... (but would fit up to a 34" bust)
Waist; 25" (63.5cms) (but would fit up to a 26" waist)
Hips; 35" (91cms) (but would fit up to 39")
waist to hem (front) 47" (123cms) (the length could be adjusted by a competent seamstress by removing the appliqued flower hem, shortening, and then restitching by hand)
waist to hem (back) 56"
Dry clean or gentle hand wash only.
* pictures of an almost identical dress (with slip) can be seen on a model in the shop home page gallery *