Saturday, May 7

Ceil Chapman



A favorite designer of Marilyn Monroe, Ceil Chapman was a sort of "engineer" or "sculptor" of dresses, creating designs that did everything to highlight a woman's assets, it's no wonder she was one of Marilyn favorites and also dresses Elizabeth Taylor and Debrorah Kerr. Ceil Chapman dresses are obviously rare and very sought after, so much I felt like I should hang on to the one I had found. But the spirit has moved me and I have decided to add it to the shop.

Want to read more about this iconic designer? Visit the Vintage Fashion Guild's entry on Ceil Chapman here. And also check out this Flickr set of Ceil Chapman dresses.

7 comments:

Anita said...

Your Ceil Chapman dress is lovely! Did you at least wear it before you listed it?
:-)Anita

thatdamngreendress said...

wow- that is an amazing dress- the details of draping and beading...!

Anonymous said...

where in the world did you find that!? so beyond gorgeous!

Andrea said...

WOW!

Samantha Marie said...

Stunning. :)

Gabby said...

Yes, where did you find this dress? An estate sale, vintage shop, or private collection? It is just gorgeous. It also reminds me of something Dita Von Teese would wear. She loves Ceil Chapman as well. Marilyn Monroe and Dita Von Teese are two of my favorite style icons.

Verite Vintage said...

Jawdroppingly stunning!! My goodness!

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