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80s Albert Capraro stripe ball skirt - Princess chic - designer evening - 25 inch high waist - Palm Beach chic

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Estate sale find: gorgeous Albert Capraro striped ball skirt with cabana stripes in dove grey and off white. This would make a great princess costume for sure, but it's an amazing and dramatic look for a formal event or wedding. Capraro is well known as a ladies who lunch designer and his clothes his are sought-after and are of very high quality fabrication and construction. He notably dressed Betty Ford, Barabra Walters, and others. He at one time worked for Oscar de la Renta and Lilly Dache.

This skirt--so full and dramatic and extraordinary it its silhouette--has no size tag (though the waist is 25") and no fabric content tags (I'm guessing it's an acetate bengaline). There is a foundation of a netting band around the inside of the hemline for structure and rigidity. The skirt flares out like a red carpet gown (old school) and to demonstrate the fullness I have shown it with a crinoline underneath, which is not included.

It's in good condition with some wear--the hemline has some dirt marks on the edges and a few minor stains. None are too glaring. The waistband is worn (see pic) and the chrome clasps that close the waist need to be resewn. I think this is a great evening look for a winter wedding or special event, or a costume for a theater production, and I have priced it accordingly.

47" overall length
25" high waist

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80s Albert Capraro stripe ball skirt - Princess chic - designer evening - 25 inch high waist - Palm Beach chic


  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Material: acetate
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