1930's French Couture Creme Silk-Chiffon Beaded Rhinestone Scalloped Deco Gown For Sale
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1930's French Couture Creme Silk-Chiffon Beaded Rhinestone Scalloped Deco Gown

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Undiminished by time, this early 1930's ivory-creme couture gown still casts its magical spell. This exceptional French beauty is fashioned in triple layered high-quality silk chiffon. It is then lavishly embellished with prong-set rhinestones and silver tone glass-beads in a gorgeous art deco floral motif. The bodice is has dramatic scalloped overlays that are again mirrored in the skirting. The exacting perfection of the drape construction is beyond compare. We needed to add many detail pictures so one can appreciate the masterful achievement. Extravagant garments from the early 1930's remain a perennial favorite, perhaps because no other period combined such opulence with such youthful elegance. The mark of a truly fashionable garment is that it remains stylish and timeless 90 years later, as does this ethereal piece. The pictures say it all. Measurements Bust:33-34 inches Hips:40 inches Total Length:58 inches This early 1930's French Couture dress is in excellent wearable condition with no rips or holes. I wouldn't be surprised if this creation was by a famous designer such as Chanel, as it has all the hallmarks of a couture piece from this era. Matching inner slip still attached. Slips on over the head with hand-set hook closures. Hand-stitching throughout. Only signs of age are minor watermarks near the bottom hemline and slight underarm discoloration. A rare museum-quality wearable investment dress that will only increase in value.

Details

  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
    1930-1939
  • Material Notes
    Silk
  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    D 58 in.D 147.32 cm
  • Bust
    34 in. (86.36 cm)
  • Hip
    40 in. (101.6 cm)
  • Length
    58 in. (147.32 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU3095327271
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