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1950s French Couture Cream Silk and Lace Wedding Dress

$2,250

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This is an extremely beautiful French couture 1950s cream lace and silk bridal gown. It is in absolutely superb vintage condition with a long train. The dress reminds us of Grace Kelly's wedding dress and will almost certainly be from the same period in history. It has a floral lace bodice overlaid on top of the silk and a high scalloped collar. It has gently tapered sleeves finishing in 3 dainty covered buttons. The dress fastens to the rear with these same handmade buttons. The very fine lightweight silk is gently fashioned from one beautifully cut piece and there is a very long train at the back extending way beyond the length of the dress. A simple silk fabric belt which is attached adds some detail to the waistline. There are no labels present but this is beautifully made to haute couture standards. We will never be able to attribute this piece without the label but it is of the highest quality. The colour is best referenced in the front and side shots. The back was photographed on a different shoot and the close up is a little too antique cream; it is lighter in person. The condition is superb; there is no fraying, holes or tears. The lace is perfect and even more remarkable is the condition of the silk especially towards the bottom hem which I would not expect to see in such good condition. There are one or two faint marks right near the edge of the longer part of the train and very gentle areas where there are a few darker specks here and there where it has been in contact with the floor. Overall for a dress of this age, it is remarkable to see something as intact and as wearable as this. The waist is very small and so this dress would only be suitable for around a UK size 6 or US 0-2. Although it is photographed without any undergarments and looks incredible, it would equally look superb with additional structure to support the skirt if a more formal look was desired. MEASUREMENTS: BUST - 33.4 in. (84.8 cm) WAIST - 23 in. (58.4 cm) HIP - 41 in. (104.1 cm) MIN. LENGTH - 59 in. (149.9 cm) MAX. LENGTH - 94.5 in. (240 cm) SHOULDERS - 13.5 in. (34.3 cm)

Details

  • Dimensions
    Length: 94.5 in. (240.03 cm)Marked Size: 0-2 (US)Bust: 33.4 in. (84.84 cm)Waist: 23 in. (58.42 cm)Hip: 41 in. (104.14 cm)
  • Style
    1950s (Of the Period)
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU55011817682

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $55 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 7-9 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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