This classically gorgeous dress, dating back to the late 1930's, is made by the legendary House of Worth. Charles Frederick Worth died in 1895, when Jean-Philippe became head designer. For at least ten years prior to his father's death, Jean-Philippe designed alongside Charles. Paul Poiret considered Jean-Philippe to be a more creative couturier than his famous father. In 1924, with the House now operated by grandson Jacques Worth, it ventured into the perfume market as well. This stunning garment is fashioned in rich jet-black high quality mid weight silk-crepe. I adore the unique royal-blue silk chiffon ruched bib-bodice that flows into a unique twisted-knit sash waist. The sculpted cap-sleeve design adds the perfect touch. The lower skirt is added in pointed inset seamed pieces typical of the time period and insanely hard to do. This figure flattering garment accentuates the bust, skims the hip and flares out in a true full-length. Here is a look with attitude and elegant.
Bust: 33-34 inches
Waist: 27 inches
Hips: 36 inches
Total Length: 60 inches
This late 1930's House of Worth couture dress is in excellent wearable condition with no rips or holes. Perfectly working hidden back hand set metal-zipper. Only sign of age is some discolor to the silk-chiffon overlay. Please message of detailed pictures. This garment is well over 80 years old and is truly spectacular. Wearable fashion history.