50s Black Evening Gown

SKU: 00483-001
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All-out glamour.

  • Evening gown in black moiré taffeta with luxurious ostrich feather, off-shoulder neckline.
  • Seaming details at bust and torso create a precision fit.
  • Princess seamed, no-waistband silhouette with eight-gore, full-circle skirt.
  • Fully lined in satin.
  • Dress is shown without any crinoline, but will fit the fullest one you can find.
  • Metal back zip with top hook&eye.
  • From the 1950s. Some colleagues suspected this was a very early 80s dress made to mimic the look of the 50s. Closer inspection indicates it's probably not. 

Labels: Vogue Paris Original - home sewn with care by someone with skill and experience. From the 1950s, Vogue produced a series of high-end, complex sewing patterns for skilled home sewers, based on the original muslins of the day's top designers. these costly patterns came with a label, which the sewer picked up at the sales counter and could attach to their finished garment.

Fiber/Care: unmarked, acetate taffeta and genuine ostrich feathers, dry-clean only

Condition: there's color shift in the fabric at the bust (hidden by the feathers, see photos). we've restitched a few sections of lining that had come away from the dress.

*This evening dress has been steam cleaned is ready to wear.*

Garment Measurements:
dress is clipped at model's waist,
model is 5'7.5" tall in her 2" heels

width straight across feather neckline: 21"/53cm
bust: 33"/84cm + seams
 (fits model's 35.5" circumference bust)
ribs (beneath bust): 29.5"/75cm
waist: 28"/71cm
waist to hem: 41.5"/105.5cm
center front to hem: 48"/122cm
hem sweep: full circle

(BDV SKU: 00483-001)

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