Breathtaking and incredibly chic Helen Rose couture colorful metallic silk-brocade glamour gown dating back to the mid 1960's. Helen Rose won two Academy Awards for Best Costume Design: "The Bad and the Beautiful" in 1952 and "I'll Cry Tomorrow" in 1955. She was nominated a further eight times and was well-known for designing famous iconic looks of the stars of this era. She designed the wedding dress of Grace Kelly when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956. She also designed clothing for Elizabeth Taylor in the movies Father of the Bride and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as well as Elizabeth Taylor's bridal gown when she married Conrad Nicky Hilton. Helen Rose, like Edith Head and Irene Lentz, was one of the rare women who became chief costume designer for a major film studio. Her style was elegant and understated but still extremely innovative.
This sensational museum quality gown is a beautiful example of her pure genius. The fabric itself is a masterpiece; the highest quality metallic shimmer paisley motif watercolor silk-brocade in shades of shocking pink, golden yellow and chartreuse green. The elegant strapless bodice has complex interior corset boning and an hourglass nipped waist. The waist sash flows into the most dramatic back kimono style bow. Such dazzling 3-dimensional texture! I adore the figure flattering fitted column skirt silhouette which Helen Rose did so well. An extremely special vintage look that is perfect of any upcoming modern wedding or red carpet event. We added many pictures so you can really understand this masterful achievement.
Bust: 35-36 inches
Waist: 26 inches
Hips: up to 38 inches
Length top to waist: 10 inches
Length waist to hem:40 inches
This Helen Rose designer couture gown is in wonderful condition with no rips, stains or holes. Presents beautifully. Perfectly working back center zipper. Garment is fully lined in matching chartreuse green silk. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.