Thursday, February 28, 2013

Mid Teens Era Dress

From the seller:

A magical original circa 1915 lady's ivory silk one piece evening gown with whimsical embroidered butterflies. All French construction, with a French tulle bodice and a stunning attached capelet with chemical lace accents and a fashionable wired stand up collar, a cascading train, a stylish cinched waist draped overskirt, with a triple tiered tulle and matching lace underskirt, and a silk satin lining to the skirt. Draped Austrian crystal and sequined accents and a blind front hook and eye closure. Shown with one crystal necklace and foundation that are not included. No inner labels. 15" from shoulder to shoulder, a 32" bust, 25" waist, and 54" from shoulder to front hem. In clean as found condition, with holes to the tulle sleeves, some splits to the tulle in the drapes that are not obvious, and some minor lace flaws. Holes and splits in the tulle layers of the skirt, most at the seat, are hidden beneath the overskirt, and some flaws to the lace at the hem. Some age color to the tulle, some very light hardly noticeable moisture lines to the front of the overskirt, and some light organic spots, most to one hip. Some dusty soiling to the undertrain, and two holes in the tulle tier near the front tassel. All is reflected in the reserve price for this opulent Edwardian era creation.

From Me:

I can't decide if I love this or hate this - either way, it is a striking gown.

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