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Very fine 1920s Velvet Dress with Fringe and Crystals

About

This is a beautiful black velvet and fringe gown from the 1920s. The simplicity of the 1920s drop-waist allowed designers to play with many forms of extravagant embellishment without overwhelming the wearer, and this gown is a perfect example. The body of the dress is made of luxurious silk velvet, which gives way at the front hipline to rows of individually applied swinging silk fringe over a bejeweled cream base. The velvet drapes in luscious folds down to a soft V-shaped hem at the back, which mirrors the deep V of the neckline above. This neckline dips down to mid-bust in front and even deeper - to well below the shoulder blades - in back, providing a striking element of the risqué, which is balanced and made elegant by the boxy 1920s silhouette. Further embellishment is added in silver around the neckline, above the fringe, and in the form of floral outlines on the front of the torso rendered in crystals. With its combination of sumptuous fabric, jazzy fringe, and glimmering embellishment, this gown is the perfect Roaring Twenties party dress, and will bring that 1920s flair to any modern occasion.

Details

  • Designer
    Unknown
  • Period
  • Material notes

    Silk

    Velvet

  • Condition
    Excellent. There is a stain on the cream velvet panel underneath the black in the back, not visible at all when worn..
  • Dimensions

    D 45 in. x L 45 in.

    D 114.3 cm x L 114.3 cm

  • Marked size
    4,8 (US)
  • Bust
    42 in. (106.68 cm)
  • Waist
    40 in. (101.6 cm)
  • Hip
    38 in. (96.52 cm)
  • Length
    45 in. (114.3 cm)
  • Seller location
    New York, NY
  • Seller reference number
    20B3ON253 20B_3ON253
  • Reference number
    LU1612965442

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