Breathtaking 1930's French designer gown with so much detail and character. Suzanne Rabot on 18 Avenue Victor Emmanuel Paris was one of the smaller elite couture houses operating during the late 1930's time period. This gorgeous garment, all hand-stitched, is fashioned in the highest quality black silk & fine net-tulle. The unique sheer illusion large scale tulip-garden floral cutwork on the long sleeves is so opulent, I wouldn't be surprised if this gown was designed for a person of great importance. The low plunge heavily-ruched bodice, with ruffle detailed shoulders, is so flattering to the figure. The back peplum sculpted bias-cut skirt finishes this dress off with a perfect femme-fatale vibe. Couture collectors are often drawn initially to the brilliance of vintage textiles. The unique cutwork, along with its complex construction, makes this a Parisian rarity.
Measurements (varies due to bias cut)
Bust: 36-38 inches
Waist: 28-30 inches
Hips: up to 39 inches
Sleeve Length: 23 inches
Total Length: 60 inches
This Suzanne Rabot French couture dress is in excellent wearable condition with no stains, rips or holes. Perfectly working hand set back covered buttons. This garment is over 80 years old and is truly breathtaking in person. Extraordinarily rare and in museum quality.