1950's Sorelle Fontana Haute-Couture Yellow Satin Circle-Skirt Full Party Dress

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Sorelle Fontana is Rome's prominent and oldest fashion house and was known as Couturiers to the Stars. The Fontana sisters were the first to feel the need to give Italy a look of its own, freeing it from foreign influence. With this spirit in mind, once they had conquered the Italian clientele, the Sorelle Fontana took their fashion abroad. In 1951 they went to the United States where their success was immediate. This breathtaking pale-yellow satin dress ensemble is a perfect example of their genius. The bodice is a seductive low-plunge with back-buttons detail. I love the hourglass nipped-waist which flows into a middle-panel design. The legacy of the Sorelle Fontana is immense, especially for Italy, opening the doors for all the future fashion designers that made and still make the Italian style world famous. You can find the creations of the Sorelle Fontana even in museums like the Guggenheim, Metropolitan in New York and The Louvre in Paris.

Measurements
Bodice
Bust:34-35 inches
Waist:24 inches
Matching Circle-Skirt
Waist:24 inches
Hips:Free Sweep
Total Length:30 inches

This stunning couture cocktail is in excellent condition with no rips, holes or missing buttons. The inside is immaculate and all hand-finished. Perfectly working metal-zippers. Only sign of wear is very minor underarm shadowing which is not noticeable when worn. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU309187376
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