1959 Helga Couture Documented Watercolor Floral Silk Organza Dress


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1959 Helga Couture Documented Watercolor Floral Silk Organza Dress

$800.00 USD

ID: 0522221

Size: medium

Condition: Excellent

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In this gorgeous 1959 documented Helga designer dress, the detailed construction and meticulous attention to detail are comparable to what you will find in modern couture. Helga was established in 1947 by Robert Oppenheimer and his wife Helga Kallman Oppenheimer. Robert managed the business while Helga designed the formal wear for which the company became known. Based first in San Francisco but moving to Los Angeles in the early 1950's, the company was somewhat of an oddity in that most California clothing companies were producers of sportswear. This captivating dress is fashioned in the the highest quality blue-roses floral garden watercolor print silk organza. So beautiful! The bodice is an alluring sweetheart plunge with sheer 3/4-length sleeves. The chic satin cummerbund with front floral appliqué gives the garment so much depth.  Breathtaking and timeless; this dress would be fantastic for any summer event.

Bust: 35-36 inches
Waist: 28 inches
Hips: Free Sweep
Total Length: 44 inches

This 1950's Helga designer gown is in excellent condition with no rips or holes. Perfectly working back metal-zipper and full lining through the bodice and skirting. This garment is truly stunning and an investment piece that will only increase in value.