1940s Silk & Ice Blue Satin Inset Tie Gown

The forties are so on trend this season (hurrah!) and I have some fantastic pieces to share. This one is really exceptional. Its a masterpiece of draping! Made of a fluid heavier black silk mixed with an ice blue liquid silk satin inset along the front. Its deceptive size wise as it is cut to drape - my mannie is actually a small and it is not pinned on her just draped so it will fit a variety of figures. It slips on and the front satin is actually cut almost to the waist. This is done so you can fold it over and drape it into place. Attached ties wrap around to cinch or be ultra brave and leave them at the back and allow it to plunge! There is miles of fabric in the inset and I adore the icy blue color. This has a definite madame Gres feel to the draping and is a fabulous example of function blened with bias cut draping. Excellent condition.

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