Anonymous 1950's gown retailed at the exclusive Palm Beach boutique Sara Fredericks. It is made of pale blue silk chiffon that is tightly gathered in the style of Madam Grés. The dress plays upon the relationship between tight ruching and the voluminous folds that result. Fitted bodice is sleeveless, has v-neck, and an asymmetrical waistband. Tea-length skirt has a large swag of fabric that drapes across the front and back. Fully lined. Boned bodice. Side metal zipper.
No size label.
Condition- Good with faint staining throughout. Dress could easily be worn as is or dyed another color.
Black cotton long dress is likely from Palestine. Brightly colored hand-embroidery in blue, green, yellow, and various shades and tones of red covers the chest, hem, and sleeves. Angled sleeve is trimmed with red cotton and hangs down the side of the dress almost to the hem. Keyhole neckline with tie. A-line silhouette. Blue velvet trim at hem.
Condition: Very good- some small repairs throughout
Vintage cape dates to the 1920's and is made of soft black lace with gold lamé woven throughout. Fringe has knotted detailing and is longer in front than in the back. Fabric rosettes around collar. Unlined. No closures. One size.
Vintage coat dates to the 1920's and is made of ivory silk dupioni for export from China. It features dense hand embroidery in what is likely black silk thread that depicts rural life complete with animals and human figures. Double looped button closure at center front. Fully lined with ivory silk.
Condition: Excellent with minor light staining throughout that does not detract from a piece of this age. Please email for additional photos.
Late teens through 1920's cocktail dress. Fine black lace is adorned with sequins and glass seed beads. Scoop neck. Short sleeves. Drop waist. Tea-length skirt has scalloped hem. Silk lining with netting throughout bodice. Lining has hook and eye closure down center front, at waist, and hip. Lace has hook and eye closures at side seam.
CONDITION: Good with aÃƒ"šÃ‚ few breaks in the lace and a minor amount of missing sequins. Marabou feather trim has new netting and is likely not original to the dress.Ãƒ"šÃ‚