An exceptional ivory white handmade Irish crochet lace and sheer net trained bridal gown from the ethereal Edwardian era. This one-of-a-kind beauty is well over 100 years old but she reads so fresh. This garment represents weeks of custom couture craftmanship at the highest level. The distinguishing element of Irish crochet lace is breathtaking three-dimensional raised work. This dress has all the attributes favored by serious collectors: large floral motif medallions in unique lace patterns, the perfect amount of alluring sheerness and a flattering streamline silhouette. I adore the sculpted 3/4-length puff sleeves and impressive three-tiered train. The low scoop neck is also a beautiful canvas for a dramatic necklace. We paired our gorgeous 1908 Edwardian gown with a Christian Dior by John Galliano pearl choker necklace from 1999 and the look reads so modern haute couture. The thing I love most about these rare antique handmade Irish crochet-lace garments is they do not have unsightly seams. The shape of the gown is built-in by hand during the assembly of the individual motifs. We needed to add many detail images so one can appreciate the masterful achievement. This museum quality wedding gown resonates powerfully today, not only because of its intrinsic beauty, but also because it is an important aesthetic artifact for any unconventional bride.
Measurements (sheer net as a bit of stretch)
Bust: 33-34 inches
Waist: 25-27 inches
Hips: up to 38 inches
Total Length: 60 inches (not including train)
This vintage couture bridal gown dating back to the 1908-1910 period is in beautiful wearable condition with no noticeable stains or discoloration. Only signs of wear are a few very minor breaks to the net lace which are not noticeable at all when worn. Please message for detailed pictures. Original back metal-snap closures in back and inside double net-lining. This unbelievably rare garment is over 100 years old and is truly a stunning work of art.