1954 Fontana Couture Chocolate Brown Wool Sculpted Buckle Dress


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1954 Fontana Couture Chocolate Brown Wool Sculpted Buckle Dress

$1,100.00 USD

ID: 1104191

Size: medium

Condition: Excellent

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Sorelle Fontana is Rome's prominent and oldest fashion house and was known as Couturiers to the Stars. The Fontana sisters were the first to feel the need to give Italy a look of its own, freeing it from foreign influence. With this spirit in mind, once they had conquered the Italian clientele, the Sorelle Fontana took their fashion abroad. This gorgeous chocolate brown textured wool cocktail is a wonderful example of their genius. The bodice is an elegant 3/4-length sleeve nipped-waist silhouette. A dynamic sculpted buckle glades down the front of the dress is true modernist perfection. This figure flattering garment accentuates the bust while skimming the hips in such a flirty wiggle construction. The legacy of the Sorelle Fontana is immense, especially for Italy, opening the doors for all the future fashion designers that made and still make the italian style world famous. You can find the creations of the Sorelle Fontana even in museums like the Guggenheim, Metropolitan in New York and The Louvre in Paris.

Bust: 34-35 inches
Waist: 28 inches
Hips: 37 inches
Total Length: 40 inches (5-inch hemline)

This Sorelle Fontana Demi-Couture La Bottega early designer cocktail is in excellent condition with no rips, holes or stains. The inside is lined and all hand-finished. Perfectly working original back metal-zipper. Highly wearable and a true investment piece that will continue to increase in value.