A seductive Irene Lentz documented designer dress dating back to 1945. Irene Lentz stunned the world in the 1930's, 40's and 50's with her ingeniously constructed, sophisticated, couture-standard garments. After charming Los Angeles society and celestial celebrities with her jaw-dropping custom work at Bullock’s Wilshire, the designer was plucked to helm the illustrious glamour factory of stunning costumes at MGM Studios. The two time Academy Award nominated Irene is best known for her work with Silver Screen Legends Marlene Dietrich, Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner, Ginger Rogers, and Doris Day. Desiring to offer her designs to women off the screen, she founded the manufacturing company Irene, Inc. with investment support from twenty-five of the nation’s leading department stores. This glamourous black net-tulle dress, custom fitted at Bullocks-Wilshire, is a perfect example of her genius. The fabrics used are of the highest quality; French Chantilly lace inserts around light-weight lined silk. I adore the sheer overlay which adds so much depth and movement to the look. The plunging sweetheart bodice has a curved low cut backless illusion and chic 3/4-length ruched sleeves. I love the sculpted waist that flows into flattering full skirt design. This is one of those garments you end up wearing whenever you want to look perfectly elegant. A true collectible and definitive piece of "Old Hollywood" fashion history.
Bust: 35-36 inches
Waist: 27 nches
Hips: 42 inches
Total Length: 48 inches
This stunning Irene Lentz designer dress is in excellent condition with no stains or alternations. The inside is hand-finished and the workmanship is of couture standards. Perfectly working back metal-zipper. Only sign of wear are a few tiny holes to the net which are not noticeable when worn. The picture and label date back to 1945. From 1935 to 1946, Irene had her own couture salon in the midst of Bullocks-Wilshire. A client didn't need to go to Paris for the latest fashions, she could simply head to high-end luxury retailer. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.