Lot 155
Alluring Gown Retro 1940s, Isabelle Allard
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Made in Paris, of blue-violet contemporary fabric, ruched shoulders and bodice, open back, long sleeves which terminate in wide button cuffs, the bodice and cuffs decorated in embroidered and sequined scrolls, the straight skirt is gathered at the front panel, rear zip closure.

Labeled European size 40; Shoulder to hem 66 in.; 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.

Isabelle Allard, a French designer known for her semi-nude and form fitting sexy evening wear, prominent in the 1980s. Images of Daliah Lavi wearing this dress are easily accessible in the online image database.

Good estate condition; removable shoulder pads. Bidders understand that due to age and use, vintage textiles have flaws and losses that may not be apparent.

$200 - 400