1950's Custom Couture Hourglass Jeweled Beaded Ivory Silk Back-Bow Gown

$3,000.00USD

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1950's Custom Couture Hourglass Jeweled Beaded Ivory Silk Back-Bow Gown

$3,000.00 USD

ID: 1221202

Size: small

Condition: Excellent

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In this gorgeous 1950's ivory creme silk-faille gown, the detailed construction and meticulous attention to detail are comparable to what you will find in modern couture. This captivating custom made garment looks identical to the one actress June Havoc wore. Sparkling prong-set rhinestones mixed with elaborate glass beadwork give the garment so much depth and texture. This workmanship alone must have taken weeks. The bodice has a flattering duel thin-strap sculpted sweetheart nipped-waist framed by large dangling pearls. I love the dramatic three-dimensional back bow which really makes a statement. The flattering front ruched wiggle skirting finishes this showstopper in a perfect "Old Hollywood" style. A beautiful one-of-a-kind garment that would definitely make an unforgettable bridal or red carpet look.

Measurements
Bust: 35-36 inches
Waist: 26 inches
Hips: up to 38 inches
Total Length: 58 inches

This 1950's custom couture gown is in excellent condition with no rips or alternations. Presents beautifully. Perfectly working back metal zipper and hand-finished detailing. A pure work of art and a study in dressmaking technique. Only signs of wear are some missing beadwork, faint stains by the bottom hem and one pin-sized hole under the bow which is not noticeable when worn. Though we do not have written authentication that this gown belonged to Joan Havoc, the documentation, source and measurements point in this direction. This garment is truly stunning and an investment piece that will only increase in value.