We call this one "The Fireworks Gown." Glass beads, prong-set rhinestones, and passementerie embroidery, all in metallic shades in starburst patterns on front and back of bodice. Prototypical 40s silhouette (originally had shoulder pads) in black rayon crepe. Wide seamless shoulders, figure-flattering seaming encircling hips, and bias cut long skirt. Back features alluring slit. Metal Talon back zip with snap. Hook&eye at neck. By renowned Manhattan ready-to-wear design house Gothe New York.
Another gem from local theater Onstage Atlanta.
Labels: Gothe New York
Fiber/Care: rayon crepe, dry-clean only
Condition: overall very good. the original shoulder pads are missing (and were likely enormous). there are several small pulls, one tiny slit (1/4") in lower skirt, and some missing beads. weakened seams have been reinforced and a tiny tear at the neckline has been repaired. the hem is damaged at the very bottom only, and can be taken up to your perfect length. none of these imperfections is noticeable or detracts from the beauty or wearability of the dress.
*This gown was previously dry-cleaned and is ready to wear.*
- fabric has give, but we recommend wearing this dress comfortably loose to avoid stressing the seams -
shoulders: n/a, measures 11.5" from neck edge along
top shoulder seam to sleeve edge
bust: 35" plus room from dolman cut and bodice drape
total length: 56" on center back
Note: Due to its age, this dress is final sale. Some photos have been lightened to show detail. Dress is true black, not faded. International buyers are responsible for any taxes or import fees. BDV has no way to predict or estimate these costs.
(BDV SKU: 00329-012)