1 of 7 images

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

About

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. (83.82 cm)
  • Waist
    24 in. (60.96 cm)
  • Seller location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference number
    LU3091899023

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

Top Seller
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2012
Typical response time: <1 hr
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries

More From This Seller
NaN

1974 Valentino Couture Turquoise-Blue Silk Chif...

Valentino, Valentino

For over forty years Valentino has been one of the most prominent names in fashion, creating some of the world's most elegant and classic designs. It was Valentino's desire to design...

NaN

1986 Travilla Couture Whitney Houston Design Bl...

Breathtaking 1986 Travilla Couture blue silk-jersey goddess gown which happened to also be Whitney Houston's choice design for the 28th Grammy Awards where she won for best female vo...

NaN

1990's Gianni Versace Couture Sunflower Floral ...

Gianni Versace

The first Versace boutique was opened in 1978 and its popularity was immediate. Today, Versace is one of the world's leading international fashion houses. Gianni Versace redefined fa...

NaN

1990's Bergdorf Goodman Blue Green Ombre Sequin...

Unknown

1990's Bergdorf Goodman designer garments are in a class of their own. They are always made of the finest fabrics and fit to flatter the figure. This treasure has a fantastic ombre g...

You May Also Like
NaN

80s Helga for Elizabeth Arden Printed Silk Char...

Elizabeth Arden, Helga

80s Helga for Elizabeth Arden Printed Silk Chartreuse Dress. Original belt included. Front pleat down center front and ruching detail.

NaN

Helga Asian Inspired Vibrant Silk Multi-Color G...

Helga

This Helga gown is composed of a vibrant silk with floral print and is accompanied by a large shawl. There is a side zipper closure. Beautiful and vibrant print. In excellent conditi...

NaN

1980s Helga Howie Op - Art Vintage Drop Waist '...

Helga

Such a fun HELGA HOWIE colorful op-art dress! Soft cotton with vibrant hues of purple, blue, pink, fuchsia, green, red, yellow and orange! Hearts in various shapes and sizes printed ...

NaN

Stunning 1960s Helga Vintage Metallic Gold Silk...

Helga

The silk fabric on this bolero is completely stunning in person! It is done in a metallic silk brocade. Gorgeous cropped cut with 3/4 length sleeves. Fully lined with front hook clos...

NaN Sale Price
20% Off

80s Black Shift Dress

Helga

80s black shift dress with notched shoulder detail. Nylon zipper up the back.

NaN

1970’s Helga Light Beige Georgette Dress With L...

Helga, Helga

The California fashion label, Helga, was best known for producing ‘better’ suits and dresses at a time when many California designers specialized in sportswear. This pretty design f...

NaN

Hermes Silk Teal Tunic Dress

Hermès, Hermès

Teal raw silk tunic dress with long sleeves and tuxedo style detailing. Button closure on front Size : 8 US sizing

Price Upon Request

Mariano Fortuny Cobalt Blue Peplos Gown

Fortuny, Fortuny

This dress is made of finely pleated cobalt blue colored silk with silk cording along side seams ,shoulders , and tunic hem, and multicolored glass beads threaded through the cordin...