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

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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.

Details

  • Designer
    House of Worth
  • Brand
    House of Worth
  • In the Style Of
    Cocktail
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
    1950-1959
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    42 in. L
    107 cm L
  • Bust
    34 in. (86 cm)
  • Waist
    26 in. (66 cm)
  • Hip
    39 in. (99 cm)
  • Length
    42 in. (107 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU3093348143
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