Rare 1920s B Altman Haute Couture Ivory Hand Beaded Cotton Voile Vintage Dress

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Incredible, and rare 20s B. ALTMAN Haute Couture dress! Completely hand sewn, and hand embroidered/beaded. This beauty is nothing short of exceptional! Lightweight semi sheer cotton voile looks great alone, or with a slip under. Attached beaded 'necktie' at bodice. White seed beads in a gridlock pattern scattered throughout the dress, with colorful seed beads in floral designs intertwined. Honestly, this piece belongs in a museum, but is still totally wearable, with only one small repair to one sleeve, which is unnoticeable. The possibilities are endless with this exceptionally rare roaring 20s dress! In great condition. Made in Paris, France

Approximately Size Small - Small Medium

Measurements:
38 inch bust
Up to 38 inch waist
38 inch hips
48 inches from top shoulder to hem

Details

  • Designer
    B. Altman
  • Brand
    B Altman & Co
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
    20th Century
  • Material Notes
    Cotton, Allover, Asymmetrical, Overall, Print, Beadwork, Finish, Seed bead, Stitch, Thread
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Bust
    38 in. (97 cm)
  • Waist
    38 in. (97 cm)
  • Hip
    38 in. (97 cm)
  • Shoulder to Hem
    48 in. (122 cm)
  • Seller Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU6621417253
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2014

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Located in San Francisco, CA

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