A gorgeous Bradley of London floral print silk-chiffon gown dating back to the late 1930's. Bradley had its own in-house fashion designers and tailoring departments with a workforce numbered around 600. Bradley's clients read like a list of Who's Who included Mr. & Mrs. Winston Churchill, Hollywood film stars and members of the Royal Family. Bradley's also underwent a major refit in the 1930's and the entire insides of 1 Chepstow Place was remodeled into the Art Deco style with no expense spared. Our dramatic dress is a wonderful example of their dedication to impeccable design. The fabric itself is a masterpiece; a black, magenta and ivory floral garden deco print on luxurious semi-sheer silk chiffon. The black sculpted shelf-bust style bodice has beautiful appliques, in the same print, surrounding the neck and a flirty ruffle front. I love the billow-sleeves with cuffs trimmed in the floral print. The flowing full-length skirt personify the feminine ideal in clothing. It is amazing that a dress with this amount of detail and presence can literally feel almost weightless but it does. So romance and rare.
Bust: 32-34 inches
Waist: 26 inches
Hips: up to 38 inches
Total Length: 58 inches
This late 1930's Bradley of London custom couture dress also has the client label which reads 12925 Dr. Peterson Whistler Spicer. The garment is in excellent wearable condition with no noticeable rips, holes or stains. Perfectly working side metal-snaps. Floral chiffon overlay was re-hemmed due to an older repair. Original under-slip included. A rare museum quality dress that will only increase in value.