1948 Paquin Demi-Couture Watercolor Floral Silk Hourglass Trained Formal Gown

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A breathtaking 1940's Paquin demi-couture gown in the prettiest watercolor floral-garden silk. The House of Paquin was opened on the rue de la Paix in 1890 by Jeanne Paquin. The establishment was very successful and grew to be one of the largest fashion houses in Paris, with branches in London, Madrid, and Buenos Aires. This rare garment was designed by Antonio del Castillo, who remained with the house until 1944. The bodice is an elegant sculpted plunge with slight cap-sleeves. I adore the hourglass nipped-waist and dramatic backside train. The House of Paquin helped make the 20th century a decade of artistic refinement in haute-couture and confirmed Paris as pre-eminent center of fashion.

Measurements
Bust:34-35 inches
Waist:26 inches
Hips:up to 40 inches
Total Length:57 inches (not including train)

This stunning Paquin Demi-Couture gown is in excellent condition with no rips, holes or stains. Perfectly working hand-set back metal zipper. The workmanship is immaculate and all hand-finished. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.

Details

  • Designer
    Antonio del Castillo
  • Brand
    Jeanne Paquin
  • In the Style Of
    Hourglass
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
    1940-1949
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Bust
    35 in. (89 cm)
  • Waist
    26 in. (66 cm)
  • Hip
    40 in. (102 cm)
  • Dealer Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU309998702
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