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Vintage 1955 Sorelle Fontana Couture Beaded Ivory Silk Tulle Shelf-Bust Dress

$2,200

About

Sorelle Fontana is Rome's prominent and oldest fashion house and was known as Couturiers to the Stars. The Fontana sisters were the first to feel the need to give Italy a look of its own, freeing it from foreign influence. With this spirit in mind, once they had conquered the Italian clientele, the Sorelle Fontana took their fashion abroad. This gorgeous ivory textured woven-silk cocktail dress is a wonderful example of their genius. The bodice is a seductive low plunge shelf-bust with duel layered pleated baby-blue tulle. Beaded applique florets add the perfect amount of sparkle. The same design element is mirrors at the hemline and the effect is magnificent. I love the hourglass nipped-waist and lean, long wiggle skirt. The legacy of the Sorelle Fontana is immense, especially for Italy, opening the doors for all the future fashion designers that made and still make the italian style world famous. You can find the creations of the Sorelle Fontana even in museums like the Guggenheim, Metropolitan in New York and The Louvre in Paris. Measurements Bust:32 inches (3-inch seam allowance) Waist:24 inches (3-inch seam allowance) Hips:34 inches (3-inch seam allowance) Total Length:44 inches This Sorelle Fontana Haute-Couture cocktail is in excellent condition with no rips, holes or stains. The inside is immaculate and all hand-finished. Perfectly working back metal-zipper. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.

Details

  • Designer
  • Brand
  • Dimensions
    Length: 44 in. (111.76 cm)Bust: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Waist: 24 in. (60.96 cm)
  • Style
    Cocktail (In the Style Of)
  • Place of Origin
    Italy
  • Period
  • Material Notes
    Silk, Tulle, Applique, Pleating, Beadwork
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3092445043

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    Ships From: Beverly Hills, CA
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