Numbered 1940s John Lewis Vintage Dress Long Black Velvet Evening Gown Fur Trim

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This is a 1943 vintage black velvet dress that was purchased at John Lewis & Co on Oxford Street in London. The dress buttons up the front with covered buttons and has pretty white mink fur trim on the short sleeves. The skirt is absolutely huge - beyond full circle, and the dress closes with a side metal zipper. This dress came from the estate of a very prominent family and the dress was custom designed for the owner when she was 18. I would estimate it to be a modern day size 2/4, and it is narrow through the shoulders, so please use the measurements provided as a guide for the best fit.

BUST: 34"
WAIST: 24"
LENGTH from nape of neck to waist: 14.5"
LENGTH from waist: 40"
WIDTH of shoulders from seam to seam across the back: 14"

Details

  • Designer
    John Lewis
  • Brand
    John Lewis
  • Place of Origin
    England
  • Period
    1940-1949
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Bust
    34 in. (86 cm)
  • Waist
    24 in. (61 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Portland, OR
  • Reference Number
    LU22321060752
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