1930's Beaded Rhinestone Candlelight Silk Trained Old Hollywood Gown
An absolutely breathtaking and incredibly rare candlelight liquid silk satin trained custom couture gown dating back to the 1930's Old Hollywood era of glamour. So Jean Harlow! The fabric itself is a masterpiece; luxurious silk satin with hundreds of sparkling prong-set rhinestones and glass beads carefully placed in the prettiest deco-leaf motif. This type of hand-done couture beadwork is incredibly labor intensive and must have taken months to complete. Definitely looks like the style of gown that inspired John Galliano while he was working at Christian Dior. I have never seen such an alluring bodice; a gorgeous wide neckline with intricate birdcage cut out puff-sleeves. I adore the dramatic three dimensional appliques and built-in waist belt which are also fully embellished with sparkling prong-set rhinestones. This figure flattering gown nips in at the waist while skimming the hips in a magnificent ruffle trimmed trained bias-cut. The complex pattern work of the skirting creates an extra long, lean look. We added many detail pictures so you can appreciate this masterful achievement. You can definitely wear this gown to any red carpet event, or this epic showstopper would make a dreamy bridal look.
Measurements Bust: 32-33 inches Waist: 24-25 inches Hips: 36 inches Total Length: 58 inches (not including the train)
This museum worthy rare late-1930's custom couture bridal gown is in lovely condition with no serious damage or discoloration. Presents beautifully. Original back hook closures in place. Only signs of age are some wear around the underarms and bodice area. Minor bead loss which goes unnoticed when worn. Please message for detailed pictures. A rare slice of Old Hollywood couture history.