1940s Ceil Chapman dress . vintage sequin dress
A vintage Ceil Chapman dress from the late 1940s. This dress has a high collar and sequins in a wavy pattern all throughout the dress--the pattern is slightly denser at the top and more spaced out near the hem. The dress fastens with a side metal zip and snaps and hook and eye on the front bodice. The warm brown fabric feels like rayon (or possibly a rayon blend).
Size: s/m to medium (this dress is meant to be fitted and not have much drape--the fabric also has a bit of give, so I've included the range of measurements I think the dress would be best for)
Condition: Very good. The fabric looks "crinkled" when on my dress form, but that's only because it's too big for the dress form (see the last pic for a photo of it on a person who it fits). A couple peeling sequins. The dress has also had a small part of the sequin pattern redone (not evident unless you're looking at the inside of the dress and notice the different stitching pattern). Also, at some point in the dress's history, it was hemmed from its original length (which looks like it was a few inches longer). I note these issues because of the collectible nature of the dress, but they do not detract in any way from the overall appearance of the dress.