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Lot 154
A Grecian Revival Evening Dress, Mali
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Made in Italy, a sleeveless dress of vertically woven rayon/nylon interspersed with metallic threading, creating slimming knife pleats, the front featuring a gentle draping centered by a beaded medallion. The outer garment, a sleeveless flowing cowl, asymmetric hemline, has extensive see-through metallic swaths.

Shoulder to hem 51 in.; Approximate size 6. Mannequin is a size 2.

From the Personal Collection of the Late Israeli Film Actress Daliah Lavi ยท Blessed with beauty and bursting with talent, the multi-lingual Lavi was truly an international citizen during the 1960s when she worked alongside such luminaries as Peter O'Toole, David Niven, and Woody Allen. One of her more memorable roles was in the James Bond spoof Casino Royale (1967). She also had a hugely successful career as a singer in Europe.

In her personal life Ms. Lavi enjoyed a 40-year marriage, her four children, and numerous grandchildren. At the time of her passing, she was a resident of Asheville, North Carolina.

Several areas of break to the threading of the outer garment, the most significant to the right rear panel and proper left sleeve. Bidders understand that due to age and use, vintage textiles have flaws and losses that may not be apparent.

$200 - 400