Vintage Alastair Blair Pink And Off-White Candy Striped Silk Dress - US 4, UK 6. Alastair Blair - Fashion Designer To Princess Diana And Sarah, Duchess Of York (Sarah Ferguson). Feather Weight Silk Crepe De Chine. The Crepe De Chine Is Meticulously Cut In Different Directions In The Following Areas. The Piping Around The Bodice.As Well As The Spaghetti Straps. Each Of The Seven Areas Mentioned Above Requires A Different Cut/Section of Fabric.
So, What Appears To Be A Simple Dress - Well, It's Not So Simple. Skirt is Lined With A Silk Organdy Underskirt.
Both the Underskirt and The Overskirt Are Trimmed At Their Hems With A Border of The Pink and Cream Candy Striped Silk - Which Is In And Of Itself Lined In The Self Same Fabric, Thereby Adding Body, As Well As Visual Interest. Large Aluminum Buttons With A Mirror Like Finish Are Used At The Bodice and At The Back of The Dress. Hidden Zipper At The Back Which Ends At The Waist. (At The Top of The Zipper is A Tiny Snap).
The Tags Read: US 4, UK 6. However, It Best Fits Today's 0 or 2 US. Born: Scotland, 5 February 1956.Martin's School of Art, London, 1978. Career: Assistant to Marc Bohan, Dior, Paris, 1977. Design assistant, Givenchy, Paris, 1978-80. Assistant to Karl Lagerfeld, Chloé, Paris, 1980-83. Designer, Karl Lagerfeld, New York, 1983-84. Freelance designer and design consultant to Jaeger, Balmain, Complice, Turnbull and Asser, beginning in 1989. Knitwear designer, McGeorge, beginning in 1988. Designer, Ivoire ready-to-wear collection, Balmain, Paris, 1990-91. Designer, Ballantine, beginning in 1989.
Creative director, Balmain, Paris, 1991. Design consultant, Cerruti, Paris, beginning in 1991. Design consultant to Valentino, Rome, beginning 1983. There Is An Ink Stain At The Inner Lining (not visible when worn).
One button is missing along the back. The hook and eye closure at the back top needs to be reinforced. There is some bleeding of the fabric at the drop waist front, and at the topmost back of the dress (this may be removable by a speciality dry cleaners). There are 2 tiny pen marks a little larger than a pin head in the folds of the skirt (not visible).The area at the base of the zipper where the zipper meets the inner lining needs restitching. It is recommended that the buttons be removed prior to dry cleaning. The Henri Bendel Tag Is Present.
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