Rare 1940s Jersey Nettie Rosenstein

When I saw this gown my breathe literally caught in my throat. After the recent excitement about the Madame Gres pieces exhibited this summer and the strong 40s trend happening to have a gown come in that is so exquisitely perfect and representative of that wonderful draping done in the plate 30 and early 40s was just too perfect timing! This piece is seriously extraordinary and I hope that girl that decides to make it hers truly will love and cherish it. Rosenstein pieces are very hard to come by and you can see the master draping techniques she employed in this piece. Made of a very early silk knit jersey the fabric is very fluid and drapes perfectly. The bodice is completely gathered in soft pleats held in place by the vertical bands that run down the front. I love the cut work shoulder straps. The looped pleating technique that create the front (or back - it really can be worn either way) panels is incredibly beautiful and has that art deco, architectural feel to them. The panels give the gown movement and lightness. Just a really extraordinary piece that is highly collectible and in excellent condition.

Bust: will stretch from 16-19" comfortably when measured from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12-13" when measured flat from side seam to side seam. It has slight stretch because of the fabric.
Hips: open
Length: 58" from shoulder to bottom hem.

The dress is unlined and closes with a side painted metal zipper. Some of the thread has changed to a pewter color as it has aged but the gown is remarkably intact, strong and wearable. Amazing piece!

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML (0-6)

Item# DD609

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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