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Vintage 1950's Fercioni Couture Metallic Floral Lamé Strapless Hourglass Gown

$2,800

About the Item

A simply stunning and ultra rare Giovanni Fercioni colorful metallic floral lamé hourglass gown dating back to the early 1950's. Giovanni Fercioni (1886-1961) owns a very famous high fashion tailoring shop in Milan, Italy. Many desired but few could afford his creations. The son of an employee of the Royal House of Savoy at the estate in San Rossore, Fercioni had cultivated his style of dress ever since childhood, when he had become fascinated by the elegant clothes the Royal family and guests would wear. He started with tailored suits and then went on to design beautiful evening and wedding dresses that would become his specialty. In 1952, he was invited, with the tailors and designers of the new generation, to represent the emerging Italian fashion industry in New York. This breathtaking gown is a perfect example of his genius. The fabric itself is a masterpiece; fully-lined sparkling metallic lamé silk in the prettiest large scale floral print. The bodice is an intricate low-cut plunge sculpted sweetheart strapless design with built-in boning. So seductive! The flattering front ruched wiggle skirting finishes this showstopper in a perfect "Old Hollywood" glamour style. I love the dramatic three-dimensional back bow which really makes a statement. A gorgeous one-of-a-kind custom gown that would definitely make an unforgettable bridal or red carpet look. Measurements Bust: 36-37 inches Waist: 28 inches Hips: up to 39 inches Length top to waist: 10 inches Length waist to hem: 45 inches This early 1950's Fercioni custom couture gown is in beautiful condition with no alternations or stains. Presents beautifully. Perfectly working original back metal zipper and hand-finished detailing. A pure work of art and a study in dressmaking technique. Only signs of age are some wear to the underarms and faint tarnish to the lamé. Please message for detailed pictures. This garment is truly stunning and an investment piece that will only increase in value.
  • Dimensions:
    Bust: 36 in (91.44 cm)Waist: 28 in (71.12 cm)
  • Style:
    1950s (Of the Period)
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  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU30918036012

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