60s Alfred Shaheen Dress Women's Vintage Cheong Sam Brocade Asian Style Medium VFG

Such a fabulous vintage 1960s Asian style cocktail dress - and it's a Shaheen! The dress has the classic cheong sam styling that was westernized for Chinese tourists back in the 1930s - mandarin collar, short sleeves, diagonal upper bodice opening accented with fabric fasteners. The dress is fitted to the body with a series of darts with a body conscious silhouette. The skirt has 6" sideseam slits at the hem, also detailed with self fabric fasteners.

SIZE: No size label 

Measurements

Inches

Centimeters

Bust

37.5"

95.25

Waist

29.5"

75

Hips

39"

99

Dress length from shoulder seam

41"

104

Sweep

37.5"

95

FABRIC/COLORS: The fabric is gorgeous, a medium weight satin brocade in black with jacquard woven medallions - a ring of flowers (probably chrysanthemums or peonies) in pink, scarlet red, pale green and silvery gray surrounding an intricate center circle done in black on black. I believe the fabric is most likely rayon.

TAGS: Alfred Shaheen, Hawaii

 

CLOSURES: The dress closes with a long nylon zipper in back. The bodice front has three functional self fabric knotted buttons and loops.

 

CONDITION: No stains, holes, tears or other issues noted.