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

  • Period
    1930-1939
  • Material Notes
    Crepe, Crepe de Chine, Crepe backed, Silk, Beadwork, Embroidery, Zip
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Seller Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Reference Number
    LU7241581583
About the Seller

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Located in London, GB

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