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Vintage 1950's Beaded Dragon Motif Documented Hourglass Burlesque Gown Cape Set



A truly unique and ultra seductive documented custom couture burlesque stage gown ensemble dating back to the mid 1950's. This captivating showstopper even comes with an image of the original dancer named Carol Stanish performing! The whole look must have taken weeks to complete. The fabrication is truly magnificent; prong set rhinestones and a rainbow of hand beaded over-sized jewels worked into the a dramatic wrap-around dragon motif. I love the rhinestone straps and matching fingerless gloves. The low-cut plunge sweetheart bodice with narrowing wiggle skirt is so figure flattering. The matching full length red sleeveless cape vest is a statement piece in it's own right. We added many pictures so you can appreciate this masterpiece. A complete ensemble like this is a true piece of theatrical costume history. Measurements Bust: 34-35 inches Waist: 26 inches Hips: 37 inches Total Length: 55 inches This one-of-a-kind 1950's documented custom couture stage piece is in excellent wearable condition. Presents beautifully. Original back metal zipper in place. Only sign of wear is some minor bead loss. Please message for detailed pictures.vA true rarity for any vintage fashion collector.


  • Dimensions
    Length: 55 in. (139.7 cm)Bust: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Waist: 26 in. (66.04 cm)Hip: 37 in. (93.98 cm)Shoulder to Hem: 55 in. (139.7 cm)
  • Style
    1950s (Of the Period)
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU30914598102

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