I’m not going to lie...this dress is one of the most incredible I’ve ever seen in my 14+ years as a vintage clothing dealer. I put the dress on and can say Y o u F e e l I t . You are very, very special, collected and glorious in this Ceil Chapman ball gown.
I was informed by a colleague of another of the same gown having been sold on a website, and this website (the formidable Antiquedress.com) also showed a Vogue ad featuring this dress, dated 1952.
You can tell that the model in the Vogue ad feels it too. What a gown.