1950s Beaded & Embroidered Silk Gown

This is an amazing example of the work and craft that was being out into evening gowns in the fifties. This gown is a work of art and has the resulting richness and decadence to show for it. A rich, heavy silk satin in a thick cream color has been extensively detailed top to bottom. Silk cord is hand applied and embroidered to the gown. Onto that dense hand applied sequins are done in clusters to give little glints of light. Bead work adds another payer and then faux pink pearls are added here and there for the perfect finish. The neckline scoops and the back has a flattering V cut. The waist nips in and the skirt falls to the floor in a graceful arch of fabric. A paper lining backs to help hold the wonderful shape. The detailing is done top to bottom and it is a substantial piece that feels good and weighty when in the hand and yet sits comfortably when on. A rare and fabulous piece that would be suitable for the most formal occasions including a wedding! Excellent condition.

Bust: 18.5" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12-12.5" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice length: 15.5" from shoulder to waist
Skirt length: 40" from waist seam to the bottom of the hem

Fully lined in a cream colored silk grosgrain like fabric. The skirt is also backed in proper dressmakers paper. It closes with a back painted metal zipper and has a grosgrain waist stay that closes with a metal hook & eye. A touch richer cream color in person. Hand finished, hand set zipper. The original silk belt is attached and closes under the bow with hidden hook & eye and zippers. There is some minor scuffing along the hem and two faint dots on the from skirt near the hip, priced accordingly, these do not detract or mar this amazing gown

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML

Item# E422

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival

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