Undiminished by time, this mid 1930's black lace couture gown still casts its magical spell. This exceptional French beauty is fashioned in the highest quality black floral patterned lace that has been carefully embellished with velvet striped detail throughout. I love the gorgeous asymmetric capelet flutter-style sleeve that flows into a large-scale side bow. The bias-cut skirting has complex couture tiered swirl inset seamed pieces insanely hard to do on bias-cut fabric. This figure flattering garment accentuates the bust, skims the hip and flares out below the knee with beautiful flair. We needed to add many detail pictures so one can appreciate the masterful achievement. Extravagant garments from the 1930's remain a perennial favorite, perhaps because no other period combined such opulence with such effortless elegance. The pictures say it all.
Measurements (varies due to bias-cut)
Bust: 32-34 inches
Waist: 24-26 inches
Hips: up to 36 inches
Total Length: 60 inches
This mid 1930's French couture dress is in very good wearable condition with no stains or fade. I wouldn't be surprised if this creation was by a famous designer such as Chanel or Madeleine Vionnet, as it has all the hallmarks of a couture piece from this era. Slips on over the head with hand-set side metal closures. Hand-stitching throughout. Only signs of age is some minor tears to the lace and repair to the matching under silk slip. Please message for detailed pictures. A rare museum-quality investment dress that will only increase in value.