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Surrealist Gold Printed Satin Dress Circa 1940



Circa 1940 Europe Amazing little summer dress with flowers on a gold background dating very propably from the Second World War. Clever print on silk satin cream with surreal patterns popular in the 1940s thanks to Elsa Schiaparelli ... Fish, horse heads, parrots appear in a flowery decor and abundant acid colors. Short sleeves and Claudine collar applied with a golden cord and knotted. Integrated belt with two flaps hanging out on the front to refine the silhouette. Beautiful bobbin lace in the bottom of the skirt with gold thread and mauve and purple silk. Excellent condition of color and conservation. Dimensions: Equivalent french size 36 Front height 102 cm Back height 103 cm Shoulders 33 cm Collar 11 cm Sleeve 25 cm Chest 86 cm Waist 76 cm Hips 88 cm Belt 87 cm In the years of shortage that marked the Second World War in Europe, seamstresses competed inventiveness by stimulating a creative sense sometimes very happy. This non-label, hand-made, unlined dress is a prime example. Satin has retained the rigidity of the most beautiful silk prints! A must in its category! In a perfect condition.


  • Dimensions
    Marked Size: Equivalent size 36 frensh (EU)
  • Style
    1940 (Of the Period)
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Excellent condition and color.
  • Seller Location
    Toulon, FR
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU63334566763

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Toulon, France
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