1960s Mr. Blackwell Custom Purple Velvet Evening Dress

Richard Blackwell


Understated custom Mr. Blackwell. Okay, perhaps it is impossible as the color and "bling" belies our assertion. However, in the 1950's and 1960'S Mr. Blackwell was at times understated and even modest. This gorgeous gown sits design on the cusp -- immediately preceding the transformation to the designer whose pieces make a statement. Yet, here both the standard material, the fit, and the cut (including the full length sleeves) pays homage to his once modest designs. Beautiful Purple velvet dress by Richard Blackwell. Embellished sleeves with iridescent rhinestones glamorize the shoulder. Square neckline frames the decolletage and has a bust strap that hooks at back. Zips at back.

Modern Size 0-2

Empire Waist: 26, Wrist: 7 3/4 inches

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  • Country of Origin
  • Item #
  • Condition
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Materials & Techniques
    Velvet, Symmetrical, Rhinestone, Zip
  • Size
    Current U.S. Size
    33 in. (84 cm)
    28 in. (71 cm)
    37 in. (94 cm)
    Total Length
    51.25 in. (130 cm)
  • Size Chart

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