Catherine Buckley Belle Époque Silk Lace Gown

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Catherine Buckley

Exquisitely fanciful and romantic gown by British designer Catherine Buckley. 

Catherine Buckley was best known as the designer of clothes for Joanna Lumley in the 1976 New Avengers series and is primarily known for using delicate antique jacquard lace fabrics to create highly individual pieces. Please see one of my very own blogs detailing one of Buckley's designs here:

This particular dress was purchased in 1974 for a wedding and safely packaged away since that day. This astonishing beauty bears the classic Catherine Buckley label, dating the lace between 1905 and 1935, so a rare and exquisite find in such grand condition. 
Capturing the era wonderfully, the style of this stunning gown is unmistakably Belle Époque, from the delicate lace high collar, to the tiered, silk taffeta lined, deep ruffled hem, to the extraordinary detailed floral embossed belt. Catherine Buckley's pieces appear to be incredibly detailed pieces of work, certainly first class designer fashion of the time, portraying the epitome of a true English Rose. Heavenly feminine, refined elegance....

Please take a peek at my detailed pictures & should you require more, I am but a click away - just message me. A truly beautiful item SOLD as Vintage.

(Our beautiful model is a UK size 8-10. Bust: 31.5, Waist: 24", Hips: 34.5").  The dress was not pinned for photography purposes.

A Truly Rare Vintage find by Miss Booty Barefoot.

Dry-Cleaned & Ready to Wear.

Clothing Details
Designer Catherine Buckley
Fabric Jacquard Silk/Lace
Labelled Size UK 10 - but would fit UK size 8-10
Condition / Flaws Superb Vintage Condition. There are a few age spots dotted throughout the fabric, mainly to the lace of the arms/sleeves and a few minor age related spots to the skirting - but not really noticeable due to the nature of the fabric. Please message me for detailed images - I will send as many as you would like. This beautiful dress has been professionally Dry-Cleaned by a Vintage Specialist and so is ready to wear.
Shoulder To Shoulder (across back): 13" Measured Flat Un-Stretched (Please Double for complete size)
Bust (at widest point) 18" Measured Flat Un-Stretched (Please Double for complete size)
Waist 13.5" Measured Flat Un-Stretched (Please Double for complete size)
Hips 27" Measured Flat Un-Stretched (Please Double for complete size)
Sleeve Length (from under arm) 17"
Sleeve Length (shoulder to cuff) 25"
Length (collar to hem) 54"

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