Vintage 1940s Couture Fashion Sailor Inspired Gown for sale
Item ID: 374555
A vintage, late art deco, circa 1940 gown made of silk crepe. The gown's design was inspired by the trend started by Coco Chanel in the 30s. Chanel sourced uniform detailing, especially sailors' stripes and collars and reappropriated them for women's wear.
This gown features a bodice and full skirt of striped red silk crepe. The upper part o a gown is like a fitted vest which flows to the generous skirt. The blouse is apart of the dress and features a floppy, oversize sailor collar and bell sleeves: also silk crepe.
The gown was most likely made by a private dressmaker who adapted looks from magazines or trade journals for their clients. This was pre- "pret-a-porter" where a well appointed woman only had her dressmaker as a her personal couturier; unless she had the means to go to Paris for couture.
The detailing of the dress bespeaks of fine couture. The seams, hems, and lining are all hand-sewn with minute hand-stitching. There is no label,however, from the measurements it is a size 6/8. Measurements are: across shoulders (16.5 inches), sleeve length (23 inches), across chest (16.75 inches), across waist (14 inches), across full skirted at hips (18 inches) and total length from nape to edge of skirt is 59 inches.
The dress is in very, very good condition and void of staining, etc.
Styles: Deco / Modern
Measurements: 149.9 x x CM (H x W x D) Change Unit
Condition: Excellent Condition
Designer: Unknown designer
QuintessentiaLiving by Arthur Rooks
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