I think this vintage gown would be a fabulous wedding dress.
It is eye-catching AND it has an interesting story — my two requirements for any special-occasion apparel. First of all, the dress is by Mr. Blackwell. Yep, the guy who does the annoying, rhymed “Worst Dressed List” used to be a designer. In addition, the seller reports that the dress was a custom gown created by Mr. Blackwell for an attendee at John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Ball in 1961 and only worn that once! (The fact that there’s no documentation to prove this doesn’t detract in any way from the awesomeness of the story.) The dress comes with matching gloves and evening bag. The armholes are cut so they won’t gape while the wearer is dancing.
The auction ends tonight. One of you (petite) Bridezillas needs to move fast. Think of how pretty you’ll look dancing to “Sunrise, Sunset” with your daddy while wearing a one-of-a-kind Mr. Blackwell! Everyone will be verklempt.