bodice, Asian Brocade Shaheen cheong sam
1960s vintage Shaheen black and pink brocade Asian style dress
back view, 60s Shaheen cheong sam dress
another view of bodice, 60s Shaheen dress, black satin with pastel brocade
details, pastel floral Asian brocade against black satin Shaheen
side view, black and pastel brocade Asian dress
detail close up, side seam split with trim
Alfred Shaheen Hawaii label, brocade Asian style dress
bodice, Asian Brocade Shaheen cheong sam
1960s vintage Shaheen black and pink brocade Asian style dress
back view, 60s Shaheen cheong sam dress
another view of bodice, 60s Shaheen dress, black satin with pastel brocade
details, pastel floral Asian brocade against black satin Shaheen
side view, black and pastel brocade Asian dress
detail close up, side seam split with trim
Alfred Shaheen Hawaii label, brocade Asian style dress

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

$ 120.00 Sale Save

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.