Friday, 15 October 2010


Is "exquisite" the right word to describe this creation? We believe yes, indeed. From a first glance, it's overtly distinct couture-quality can be noted. The sheer feeling of awe will strike when touching the fine silks, admiring the interior construction, listening to it's gentle rustling of petticoats, and getting lost in the detailed bead work.

Dating to the late-50s/early-60s, this ball gown was designed by Rhavis of London. Although this designer has very little noted reference today, in past we have owned another example from the same label, which bared the same fine details and distinctively feminine, couture-quality. During our past research we found references to the designer within British film credits for wardrobe design.

It's surface decoration features bead work and appliques, both of which were applied by hand. The gown is fashioned from layers of gossamer-fine silk, overlaid against internal layers of petticoats with intricate construction and hand finishing throughout. There is also a beautifully constructed internal corset.
Garment Measurements: Bust 34inches, Waist 25inches

For inquiries and ordering, please phone us on +44 (0)7796 863 886

Or email and reference the item by brief description.
Viewing by appointment is welcome at our gallery, located within the famous
Old Truman Brewery building in the heart of Shoreditch at:

91 Brick Lane
unit KG-005
London E1 6QL

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