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Violet Art Deco Beaded Hobble Gown with Pointed Waterfall Skirt - Small, 1980s



Smouldering with sensuality, this cap sleeve gown has "1940s Torch Singer" written all over it. Shaped like an exclamation point, its wide shoulders are offset by a slim waist with alluring waterfall draping in front and a pointed hemline in back. An exclamation indeed! Violet hobble gown with padded shoulders, dolman cap sleeve and V-neck blouson bodice; inset diamond shape cummerbund cradles bustline above waist and creates waterfall draping effect below waist. 20” front center skirt slit balanced by rear pointed hemline. Rear nylon zipper closure with top hook and eye. Fully beaded with royal purple bugle beads and piped with 5 rows of bugle beads at armholes, neckline and hem line. Fully lined in royal purple silk. fabric: silk georgette noteworthy: dry clean only alterations: none condition: excellent measurements: neckline opening: 7 ½” diameter, 10” drop from shoulder shoulders (padded): 18” bust: 36” waist: 26” hips: 40” sleeve length: approx. 5” from shoulder; 2” from underarm length: 58” from shoulder to longest point in back; 49” from underarm sweep: 32” with 20” front center slit label: Lille Rubin / Suzarilla (Nights, New York) size: no size tag present; comparable to modern size small


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  • Dimensions
    Marked Size: none; compare to size S (US)Bust: 36 in. (91.44 cm)Waist: 26 in. (66.04 cm)Hip: 40 in. (101.6 cm)Shoulder to Hem: 58 in. (147.32 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (In the Style Of)
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
  • Material Notes
    20" front center skirt split; pointed rear hemline.
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Tucson, AZ
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 0414.11.0031stDibs: LU86433629001

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