Undiminished by time, this early 1930's ivory-creme couture gown still casts its magical spell. This exceptional French beauty is fashioned in triple layered high-quality silk chiffon. It is then lavishly embellished with prong-set rhinestones and silver tone glass-beads in a gorgeous art deco floral motif. The bodice is has dramatic scalloped overlays that are again mirrored in the skirting. The exacting perfection of the drape construction is beyond compare. We needed to add many detail pictures so one can appreciate the masterful achievement. Extravagant garments from the early 1930's remain a perennial favorite, perhaps because no other period combined such opulence with such youthful elegance. The mark of a truly fashionable garment is that it remains stylish and timeless 90 years later, as does this ethereal piece. The pictures say it all.
Bust: 33-34 inches
Hips: 40 inches
Total Length: 58 inches
This early 1930's French Couture dress is in excellent wearable condition with no rips or holes. I wouldn't be surprised if this creation was by a famous designer such as Chanel, as it has all the hallmarks of a couture piece from this era. Matching inner slip still attached. Slips on over the head with hand-set hook closures. Hand-stitching throughout. Only signs of age are minor watermarks near the bottom hemline and slight underarm discoloration. A rare museum-quality wearable investment dress that will only increase in value.