1940s Blue Glass Bead Crepe Gown

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A fantastic luxurious weight silk moss crepe gown from the forties that is in fantastic condition and surprisingly modern. To be honest, if not for the period details one would almost think this to be an Ossie Clark. He referenced the 40s in his pieces and you can see that reference point in this one in particular very heavily! Yards of bias cut moss crepe forms the skirt which flares out slightly as it heads towards the bottom hem. A panel is set across the waist to accent the midriff. The sleeves are set slightly high and capped and the entire front is beaded with glass beading in vibrant turquoise and copper hues ones. The beading follows the very low cut key hole slit which I think might have been meant to wear to the back but works equally well worn to the front as shown. You can really wear it either! Excellent condition all beads intact and the fabric is strong!

Shoulders: 14" across from seam to seam

Bust: 20" flat across the back from side seam to side seam

Waist: 14" flat across the back from side seam to side seam

Hips: 22" flat across the back from side seam to side seam

Bodice: 17" from shoulder seam to waist seam

Skirt length: 41" from waist seam to bottom hem

The dress is unlined and closes with a side painted metal zipper. It should be dry cleaned when cleaned again in the future.

Any of our garments can be purchased directly from the Shrimpton Couture website. Layaway is available, we have a full return policy and items are shipped boxed and freshly cleaned!
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Toronto, Canada
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Shrimpton Couture
Toronto ON M5V 2M9
(647) 559-2223
1stdibs Dealer since 2010 Located in Toronto, ON
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