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1953 House of Worth Haute-Couture Magenta Abstract Print Silk Shawl-Collar Dress


This gorgeous House of Worth Haute-Couture cocktail ensemble, dating back to their 1953 collection, is in a class of its own. The fabric itself is a masterpiece; vibrant feather-light silk in a unique magenta and black abstract garden motif. The bodice has a stunning scoopneck plunge with ruched short sleeves and detachable portrait shawl-collar. I adore the hourglass nipped-waist. This figure flattering garment accentuates the bust, skims the hip and finishes with a chic slightly pleated back fishtail. The architectural shape really allows one to appreciate the brilliant texture. A rare piece of French fashion history in beautiful museum quality. Measurements Bust:34-35 inches Waist:26 inches Hips:39 inches Total Length:42 inches This House of Worth Haute-Couture dress in excellent wearable condition with no stains, rips or holes. The inside is immaculate and hand-finished. Perfectly working back hand-set metal Eclair zipper. The level of work in this piece would only be found in the highest couture of today.


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    House of Worth
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  • Dimensions

    D 42 in.

    D 106.68 cm

  • Bust
    34 in. (86.36 cm)
  • Waist
    26 in. (66.04 cm)
  • Hip
    39 in. (99.06 cm)
  • Length
    42 in. (106.68 cm)
  • Seller location
    Beverly Hills, CA
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