This Alan Scariff dress features a red, sequin covered, Mandarin style collar. The body of the dress is black velvet, studded with large (12 mm) clear Swarovski crystals, with white satin bell sleeves and a white satin pleated skirt with a pointed drop waist. Beautiful, red embroidery studded with 4 mm red Swarovski crystals accentuate the borders where the two fabrics meet. The skirt is studded with a variety of 4-6 mm red, orange and clear Swarovski crystals on front and back, and is bordered by a thin, red embroidered edge. The inner lining of red tulle fabric is also embellished with red crystals. The center of the bodice features an orange, sequin dragon profile with a green embroidered border and a large (2 cm) deep green crystal eye. The matching cape is diamond shaped, orange sequin with green and white embroidery in a pattern of outward radiating flames, and attaches to the dress using 2 Velcro strips. The matching, headband style, green fabric and rhinestone headpiece is also included. The dress itself is in very good condition. Notable defects include: some grey discoloration on the back side of the white satin sleeves, mainly along the bottom edge. The sleeves were also let out by a previous owner, and the re-stitching was not elegantly done, but it is not noticeable when the dress is worn. Finally, the lower R hand corner of the skirt has a few missing crystals and a clustered area of several small pinholes from safety pins used to attach dancer number cards. My daughter simply continued to affix her dancer number over the same location, but using the newer magnet style fasteners, and it never posed a problem. This dress has a stunning stage presence, and my daughter was regularly complimented when wearing it. We are very sad to have to let it go.
Measurements ( in inches )
Natural waist 25
Dropped waist ( at bodice/skirt seam ) 27.5
Bodice length from mid shoulder to center waist seam 20.5
Skirt length from waist seam to hem 8.75
Sleeve length from shoulder to hem 21
Shoulder seam to shoulder seam across top of back 14
Shoulder-neck to sleeve seam 5.5
Back full length-top of zip to hem 28.5
Front full length-center neck to hem 28
Asking $US750 plus shipping from MA, USA. Will accept return and refund dress price, buyer to pay all shipping costs.
Please quote dress #446B
Last updated: Jan20