GORGEOUS VINTAGE WAYNE CLARK BY ALINE MARELLE CHIFFON QUILTED EVENING DRESS IN AMETHYST
LAYAWAY IS AVAILABLE
Wayne Clark, a Canadian designer known as "The King of Glamour", is renowned for his fabulous evening gowns and cocktail dresses and this is just another example of his beautiful work. He is still creating his stunning evening wear today and his creations are worn by celebrities and fashionable women the world over!
The color is gorgeous in Amethyst and the fabric changes color from a reddish purple to a bluer purple depending on the lighting conditions. There is a lot of expensive quilting on this vintage dress. There a lot of quilting starting with 5" quilting on the bodice of the dress which narrows down towards the bust line. There is more quilting in the waist area which is 9" from top to bottom in the shape of a diamond inset which travels all the way around to the back. Sheer flowing sleeves with a beautiful sparkling multi-faceted amethyst rhinestone button and decorative jacquard binding on the ends of the cuff. The details to this are amazing and one never sees this in contemporary clothes nowadays. In addition to the jacquard binding on the ends of the cuffs, it is also on all the seams on the skirt of the dress as well as the hemline for a beautiful finish to the dress.
Shoulder pads in the dress which can easily be removed. There is a wide nearly 6" set in quilted yolk in the back with pleated chiffon under that with an opening so one's back can be seen. More quilting in the back waist area with a zipper and 4 loops with 1 button. 3 buttons are missing but it would be easy to replace all of them with new tiny buttons. 2 pockets in the side seams.
The dress is very heavy because of the quilting plus there is a lot of fabric in the skirt of the dress with 2 layers of the grand sweep skirt. The skirt diameter measures 485" or 40-1/2 FEET of swirling chiffon! And this is just the top layer. There is a 2nd layer under that!
I love this dress and if it were my size, I would definitely keep it for myself as it is perfect for a cruise or a formal affair. Very elegant and perfect for a mother of a bride, a guest at a wedding, a cruise or any formal occasion.
By: Aline Marelle for Wayne Clark
Size: 8 but go by the measurements as the sizing has changed over the years. It fit my Size 6 model perfectly and will not fit today's Size 8 but rather a Size 6.
Approximate Measurements – This means the measurements of the item listed – not of your own figure. You must be a few inches smaller than the measurements shown.
This is for a small person and will not fit any measurements larger than shown below as it fit my model perfectly.
Waist: 25 stretched tight
Measurements of dress:
Bust: 34 - 36 stretched a bit because of the pleats
Shoulder to shoulder: 15-1/2
Waist: 26 - 27 but leave some room for movement
Sleeves from neck: 30 - 31
Fabric: Fabric tag has been cut out but probably Poly Chiffon
Care: Dry clean
Condition: Very good - missing 3 buttons that button under the waist but this is an easy fix - tiny 1/4" hole in the voluminous skirt that will never be seen because of the volume of fabric and it falls into the fold of the skirt.
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