This breathtaking late 1930's dressing gown, designed by Princess Helene Obolensky, has a seductive allure that I find irresistible. Obolensky started as a personal assistant to Coco Chanel and later immigrated to the United States, where she became fashion editor for Town & Country and Redbook. Drawing on her social connections was able to secure celebrity clientele, such as Princess Grace of Monaco, on a wide assortment of projects. This dynamic dressing gown is such a beautiful example of her regal nature. I adore the luxurious olive green silk velvet mixed with the golden satin lining. The bodice has a low-cut wrap plunge and the most sensational long slit winged-sleeves. The stylized charm of the floral appliqué personifies the feminine ideal in this era of clothing. Modern lounge-wear can not capture such elegance as this rare treasure. The silhouette is so glamorous and the wrap style is so effortless to wear. You can definitely use this piece for the boudoir but it would also be a wonderful event look.
Bust: 37-38 inches
Waist: 32 inches
Hips: 40 inches
Total Length: 62 inches
This 1930's Princess Obolesnky dressing gown is in beautiful wearable condition with no noticeable rips, holes or alternations. There are a few small marks on the front of the right sleeve towards the hem, on the front right panel above the flower detail and by the front left panel hemline. All very minor. Please message for detailed pictures. This gorgeous garment is over 90 years old and is truly stunning.