1920's French Couture Beaded Floral Silk-Chiffon Tiered Waterfall Flapper Dress

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There are lots of lovely 1920's garments still around, but every once in a while I come across one that sets my heart a flutter! This is an extraordinarily beautiful and exceptional 1920's French couture museum quality silk-chiffon dance dress. The watercolor floral-garden scenic design is pure wearable art. The bodice is embellished with glass-beads, whose circular cut creates a dazzling sparkle. The work is entirely hand applied with 3-dimensional aspects throughout. My favorite detail is the dramatic high to low waterfall hemline. The unique duel-train backside really sets this garment apart from other flapper dresses of the time. It is amazing that a piece with this amount of presence can literally feel almost weightless but it does. So romance and rare! The pictures say it all.

Measurements
Bust:34 inches
Hips:38 inches
Longest Length:47 inches


This antique French flapper dress is in excellent wearable condition with no stains or discoloration. Gorgeous hand-finishing throughout. Only signs of age are a few tiny pin-holes to the silk fabric. This dress is over 90 years old and is truly breathtaking!

Details

  • Designer
    Unknown
  • In the Style Of
    Flapper
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
    1920-1929
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions
    47 in. L
    119 cm L
  • Bust
    34 in. (86 cm)
  • Hip
    38 in. (97 cm)
  • Length
    47 in. (119 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU3092692083
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2012

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Located in Beverly Hills, CA

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