1930's Jay Thorpe Ivory Beaded Silk Bias-Cut Goddess Gown

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Jay Thorpe ,an exclusive store located in New York, offered custom made clothing from French and in-house designers. The store was on an equal footing with Henri Bendel and Hattie Carnegie in terms of quality, but had a more eclectic image. Private fashion showings took place in the fourth floor bistro, where customers could relax with refreshments while watching models stroll by in latest fashions. This ivory-crème ethereal silk-net gown from the "Old Hollywood" era of glamour is a beautiful example of this store's allure. The bodice is a low-cut plunge with sparkling beadwork, metallic embroidery and micro-sequins throughout. The waist is nipped with a stylized bias-cut construction. The lower skirt has pleated inserts which is insanely hard to do on bias-cut fabric. This figure flattering garment accentuates the bust, skims the hip and flares out below the knee in a Grecian goddess style. It is impeccably seamed and on the level of modern day couture. Here is a dress with attitude and elegant.

Measurements
Bust:32-33 inches
Waist:26 inches
Hips:36 inches
Total Length:57 inches

This antique evening dress is in excellent wearable condition with no rips or holes. Perfectly working side metal-zipper. All embellishments are intact. After close inspection I found some aging to the silk-net color which is part of the nature patina. This piece is over 70 years old and is truly spectacular.
Details
Designer
Jay Thorpe
Brand
Jay Thorpe
In the Style Of
Deco
Place of Origin
France
Period
1930-1939
Condition
Excellent
Dealer Location
Beverly Hills, CA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
AU130811309677
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1stdibs seller since 2012
Located in Beverly Hills, CA

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