"A Carven couture damask silk-wool dress, circa 1950, black on white satin label numbered 5784, woven overall with foliate trails, the hobble skirt with cord-wrapped button to front hem and apron-like over skirt, integral corset, bust 81-86cm, 32-23in, waist 66cm, 26in
good condition overall, slight adjustment at waist"
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