A Givenchy couture black satin dress, circa 1956-8, white on black satin label and numbered 98574 bis, of narrow, tapering shape with satin ribbon bows defining the bodice and narrow ‘hobble’ hem, with ruched and gathered waist, bust 86cm, 34in
Dress has been taken in down both side seams and below the waist down the centre back seam which has raw edges on the seam returns "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."