1950's Helga Emerald-Green Beaded Satin Strapless Bombshell Evening Formal Gown

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In this gorgeous 1950's Helga designer gown, the detailed construction and meticulous attention to detail are comparable to what you will find in modern Haute-Couture. Helga was established in 1947 by Robert Oppenheimer and his wife Helga Kallman Oppenheimer. Robert managed the business while Helga designed the evening wear for which the company became known. Based first in San Francisco, but moving to Los Angeles in the early 1950's, the company was somewhat of an oddity in that most California clothing companies were producers of sportswear. This captivating garment is fashioned from double layered silk satin in a beautiful emerald-green color. The bodice is an alluring sweetheart plunge bow, fully-boned strapless. The sparkling rhinestones and beadwork give the garment so much depth. The belted nipped waist full-length skirt flows in a perfect "Old Hollywood" swing style. A pure work of art and a study in dressmaking technique. Breathtaking and timeless; I totally imagine this gliding down the red carpet!

Measurements
Bust:32-33 inches
Waist:24 inches
Hips:Free Sweep
Length top to waist:10 inches
Length waist to hem:41 inches

This 1950's Helga designer gown is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working back metal-zipper and support boning. This garment is truly stunning and an investment piece that will only increase in value!

Details

  • Material Notes
    Satin, Beadwork
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Bust
    33 in. (84 cm)
  • Waist
    24 in. (61 cm)
  • Dealer Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU3091899023
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