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Lucien Lelong haute couture black dress, circa 1935

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This rare example of Lucien Lelong channels Art Deco glamour perfectly. Lelong was not only a leading couturier of the 1930s but also the head of the Haute Couture Syndicate and the man who discovered Balmain and Dior. Constructed in black silk crepe and embroidered with over 10,000 black glass bugle beads, with a central line of cabochon and faceted Swarovski crystals running from neckline to hem, this exceptional dress is as relevant and chic today as it was 80 years ago. Constructed in black silk crepe Featuring hand-stitched bugle beading and crystal embroidery Zip fastening to the rear Excellent condition with the original label and fastenings Professionally dry cleaned and ozone-treated Inspected by a couture-trained seamstress All vintage items have been previously worn, gentle signs of wear are an inherent part of the piece Shoulder: 50cm Bust: 94 Waist: 70cm Hip: 87cm Length: 147cm Sleeve: 38cm We estimate this piece to be a UK size S

Details

  • Material notes

    Silk

    Crepe, Crepe de Chine, Crepe backed

    Embroidery

    Beadwork

    Zip

  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller location
    London, GB
  • Seller reference number
    100961
  • Reference number
    LU7241581583

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