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Carven Haute Couture Coat Dress, Circa 1944 / 1947
Circa 1944/1948 France Haute Couture Interesting Haute Couture coat dress CARVEN, 6 Round Point Champs Elysee Paris, dating from the period of the Liberation of France. Very fine chamois alpaca à bourrelets with matching threads sewn in parralel laces on the bustier, the skirt and the edges of the sleeves in pagoda. Front closure with sixteen metal buttons laminated with linen thread dyed like a spool. Architectural high collar crew neck. Godet skirt giving a ruffled effect in the spirit of the New-look. Brand sewn on the lateral hem of the bust. Excellent condition of color and conservation. Measures: Equivalent size 38/39 France. Dress height 100 cm, shoulders 37 cm, waist 77 cm, skirt height 62 cm, skirt bottom circumference 223 cm. Definitely dress of the first period of Carven when its founder Carmen de Tomasso settles in 1944 in an apartment of the traffic circle des Champs Elysees in Paris. Historical inspiration with fake redingotte, pagoda sleeves, in the line of Christian Dior's New-look. Simplicity of post-war materials Excellent condition, unlined original, many hand finishes. No trace of time
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