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1930s Backless Red Bias Cut Gown

About

This is a stunning scarlet gown from the 1930s. The fashions of the 1930s were the epitome of elegance, with a new appreciation for female curves after the straight silhouettes of the 1920s. Designers such as Vionnet and Lanvin began to experiment with body-hugging bias cut gowns and decorative inset seams to play with the tension of architectural lines and flowing fabrics. This gown does not disappoint. The upwards-V cut at the underbust, where the deep red velvet meets scarlet crepe, creates a beautiful hourglass effect, and the circular cutout and tabard-shaped inset in the back draw the eye down the form. The velvet, pleated over the shoulders, is equal parts femme fatale and reimagined Roman Centurion, adding a fiercely sexy and confident edge to the classic gown. A jewelled silver clip completes the back neckline for added glitter, and careful hand-finishing throughout shows the skill and care of the gown's makers. This dress will fill you with presence and command, and its timeless quality will bring you all the sophistication and glamour of Hollywood's Golden Age.

Details

  • Designer
    Unknown
  • Period
  • Material notes

    Silk

    Rayon

    Velvet

  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Altered (not by designer).
  • Dimensions

    D 60 in.

    D 152.4 cm

  • Bust
    26 in. (66.04 cm)
  • Waist
    23 in. (58.42 cm)
  • Length
    60 in. (152.4 cm)
  • Seller location
    New York, NY
  • Seller reference number
    34G2ON1143 34G_2ON1143
  • Reference number
    LU16121234222

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