I have provided some useful vintage shopping tips in the Chicago Tribune which you can view here. Not every tip has been shared and one thing I always suggest is buy black-and-white, because you never know when someone is going to resurrect a Truman Capote-esque black-and-white ball. That being said, I have an outstanding Ceil Chapman strapless black-and-white gown to share with you that simply does everything right. White lace enhanced with intricate black jet beading and ribbon details, the kick pleat of black chiffon is what the Golden Age of Hollywood was all about: sexy without being vulgar. Marilyn Monroe famously wore Ceil Chapman and had this dress been designed with a more generous bosom in mind, I wouldn't have been surprised to see the legend in this evening dress. Someone less busty, but super classy is the ideal future owner of this American 50s Couture chic dress. Now, who's having the black-and-white ball? Maybe on New Year's Eve? Black-and-white never goes out of style. Invest in fashion that will be with you for the long haul. Follow me on Instagram for a constant barrage of fashion seduction!
Ceil Chapman Black and White strapless beaded gown, c.1950’s. Modern size 0.
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