A Jean Desses couture silk jersey gown,1955, white on black woven satin label, with upwardly curving front waistline outlined with buttons, low curving waist to the back, draped and gathered skirt panel falling from left hip, integral waist-cincher, bust 86cm, 34in, waist 57cm, 22in
Slight fading over shoulders, slight soiling to hem where the lead weight is positioned, a few scattered small holes in the sleeves, curved front seam needs re-stitching approx 4cm "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."