1950s Nanty Couture Black Pleated Silk Taffeta Strapless Voluminous Gown


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1950s Nanty Couture Black Pleated Silk Taffeta Strapless Voluminous Gown

$3,000.00 USD

ID: 0214221

Size: small

Condition: Excellent

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In this sensational Nanty Couture black silk taffeta sculpted voluminous ballgown, the detailed construction and meticulous attention to detail are comparable to what you will find in modern day haute couture. This custom garment even still has her Bergdorf Goodman on the Plaza client label dating back to 1953! From the skillful interior boning bustier to the complex sewing techniques, you can definitely see the Christian Dior 'New Look' inspiration. Nanty was an elite New York label that adapted French haute couture designs for American clients. I've seen a gown with a "Designed in Paris by Lanvin Castillo, Made by Nanty" label which confirms they most likely had licensing deals with major fashion houses. She was also on a listing of the best New York designers of the mid-1900s including Hattie Carnegie, Charles James, Pauline Trigere and Ceil Chapman.
This captivating gown is fashioned from the highest quality light-weight black silk taffeta. The bodice is an alluring low cut sweetheart corset strapless. That gorgeous sculpted ruching gives the garment so much interest. The skirting is constructed with yards and yards of fabric meant to cascade down into a dreamy bubble hem. A pure work of art and a study in mid-century dressmaking.

Bust: 34-35 inches
Waist: 25 inches
Hips: Free Sweep
Length top to waist: 10 inches
Length waist to hem: 45 inches

This 1950's Nanty Couture gown is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working back hand-set metal zipper and interior support boning. This garment is truly stunning and completely timeless.