Thursday, January 30, 2014

Late Teens Era Evening Dress





From the seller:
This exquisite Edwardian Titanic era silver lamé black and gold metallic net lace evening gown dates from 1912. It is made of a silver metallic lamé silk fabric lining, with a sheer black tulle net and gold metallic embroidered lace overlay done in a circular swirling medallion, branch leaf design pattern. This gorgeous evening gown dress is a long floor length, with a layered drape asymmetrical uneven style, long exaggerated flared net kimono style sleeves, a large fuchsia pink velvet flower trim at the waist, silver lamé rosette rosebud flower trim on the back, fully lined in silk and snap, hook closures down the back. The dress measures 60 inches long, with 38 inch hips, a 28 inch waist and 38 inch bust. It is in good condition, with some faint tarnish discoloration on the silver lamé lining front skirt and discoloration staining under the arm. This is truly a rare and exceptional quality made piece of wearable art!

From Me:

It looks later than 1912 to my eye. I'm thinking more 1918 here - particularly with those sleeves!

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