There are lots of lovely 1920's garments still around, but every once in a while I come across one that sets my heart a flutter! This is an extraordinarily beautiful and exceptional French couture museum quality nude silk-chiffon dance dress. The embroidered scenic floral motif is pure wearable art. It is embellished all over with glass-beads and rhinestones, whose circular cut creates a dazzling sparkle. The work is entirely hand applied with 3-dimensional aspects throughout. I love the low-cut plunge sleeveless bodice with smocked shoulders. The scalloped hemline really sets this garment apart from other flapper dresses of the time. It is amazing that a piece with this amount of presence can literally feel almost weightless but it does. So romance and rare! The pictures say it all.
Bust: 38 inches
Hips: 40 inches
Total Length: 42 inches
This antique French flapper dress is in excellent wearable condition with no rips or holes. The garment slips over the head with n additional closures. Only sign of wear is some minor missing beadwork and a few faint watermarks. I wouldn't be surprised if this creation was by a famous French designer, as it has all the hallmarks of a couture piece from this era. An investment dress that will increase in value.