1950s Beaded Rhinestone Silk Gown

The color of this gown is amazing - its not quite a yellow and its not quite a green but its more green then yellow! It is vibrant and amazing and if the color was not enough of an eye popper the amazing hand work done to the fabric just makes it amazing! This is British Crown Colony work and at the time it was the best bead and sequin work being done on the planet! The fabric is completely covered head to toe with rows of little faux pearls and zig zag bands of little silver tube beads. Various sized rhinestones set in metal prongs are scattered amongst all of that for a final bit of light catching flash. It is fitted and fabulous and follows every curve. A sensational pin-up worthy gown. It's a stunner and in excellent condition!

Bust: 17.5" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15.5" from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 44" from waist to hem

Fully lined in a matching tissue silk, it closes with a painted metal zipper and hook & eye at the back of the waist. Hand finishes

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML

Item# E434

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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