1930s Backless Red Bias Cut Gown

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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
1930-1939
Material Notes
Silk, Velvet, Rayon
Condition
Excellent
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use. Altered (not by designer).
Dimensions
60 in. L
152 cm L
Bust
26 in. (66 cm)
Waist
23 in. (58 cm)
Length
60 in. (152 cm)
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU16121234222
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