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Has the same low back, bias seaming, sash belt, and high/low hemline. However, even though this gown's interior seams edges are hand sewn, and it has the Made in France label... I'm not sure how it was originally worn, but here's an option. I didn't close the back neck as I didn't want to pull at it. one tiny tiny rust spot at upper right (see photo) and one small hole in the chiffon sleeve.. It could happen again, so get them while they are still reasonably priced . Measures: up to 35" bust, up to 25" waist, 55" long from shoulder to hem.Bows were worn in the front as well during the era. those chiffon sleeves were likely gathered with a thread, so if you do that, the hole will disappear. Under the brightest lights, you might want to give this dress one minor soak, but any issues are so minor as to be invisible.Otherwise I'm pricing for the beauty of the gown itself. Just wear with a simple white blouse under, or dress up with a bright color under.... 1/2 length puffy sleeves with lovely cutout detail at the bottom of the sleeves and back. It's fairly lightweight, so not a winter coat, but rather an evening coat. The beauty (beside the velvet) is in the swing of the design at the lower back. Look at all the closeup photos to see all the pretty details... I'm not that great at knowing names to fabrics, but look closely at this fabric.. It's an ivory silk dress covered with black netting which is embroidered with Excellent condition with only issue being the netting on the sleeve draping (and perhaps a bit on the side draping) that you might trim for a crisp edge, and the black sequins at the back waist have browned threads so they will eventually need to be re-sewn, but still fine as is. Sadly there is some tearing of the chiffon on the top layer of the 3 layered chiffon/net sleeves (see photos)., and as always, there is tearing in the lining.Embroidered in a stylized leaf pattern of white on white. This is easily seen by looking at the photo of the interior to see the seaming and then volume of the lower back skirt. Here's an interesting article to give you some idea of how important she was to fashion of the era! https://rbkclibraries.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/margaine-lacroix-and-the-dresses-that-shocked-paris/ I have had this dress in my closet for years... It's so simple, but so elegant and in near perfect condition. the lining is nearly gone, but I'm leaving it as found so someone can reline in similar fabric. it's a fairly openweave crepe-like of cotton or linen (wears great!! There is an attached lace bolero giving an extra layer to the all lace/net bodice. The wired back neck, pretty sleeves, 3 tiered skirt, under layer of netting. There are also small marks here and there on the dress and dirty along hemline.
Great shape of skirt which flairs out with vertical lace at the thigh to the bottom. And the best news is it is in EXCELLENT condition and in a VERY WEARABLE SIZE! hen I first started collecting antique and vintage clothing, I started with white Edwardian gowns. Boat neckline, 1/2 sleeves, horizontal bands of open cutwork and embroidery, tiny lace at waist (though I would cover with colored sash - because I just love that look), fitted through upper leg and then gathered to lower skirt with the same cutwork, embroidery, lace and horizontal pleating. Measures: up to 34" bust, up to 24" waist, 54" long from shoulder to hem Great for a display piece in your room (yes, I used to just hang these pieces on a padded hanger, and then use a simple push pin in my walls to display! This piece has fairly thin cotton fabric, so you can wear as it's currently in Excellent condition, but wear with care. This is a tiny size bodice, however, there are pleats in the bodice, so.... here was have a slim-fitted 1930's gorgeous color ruby silk velvet coat with long sleeves. even though it needs to be reshaped as you can see from the photos. Love the other details like the ruching on the skirt sides, upper skirt and wide cuffs, the puffy sleeves, and the pigeon shape bodice front.Skirt measures: 26" waist, 38" long from waist to hem in front, 46" long in back. Except those from Kerteux Soeurs, ,,,and from Worth". HOWEVER, the pale yellow/ivory silk trim is mostly totally shredded. ), this one is as great as anything you would have seen worn on Downton Abbey or Titanic! As you can see, you might want to add a few more as it will gap open. Israel of Worcester, MA who (as you can see from his original calling card) was a Manufacturer of Ladies Underware, Wrappers and Tea Gowns. I just pinned it, but I have no sewing machine, and I don't know how to sew anyway, so you don't want me to try. I think my favorite detail are the little bows on the sleeves at the elbows (see close-up photos). The little rope ties around the waist to keep it neat. This one is lovely enough to make one wonder if it originally had a Parisian label. Mostly the interior quilted lining is torn (see photos) and could certainly be stabilized or replaced. except for the fact that as you move it, beads will fall off.I have never heard of the House of Mmes Kerteux Soeurs, Paris, and I'm sure most of you haven't heard of them either, but they were high fashion dressmakers back to at least 1870s, and had a reputation equal to many other Parisian n a fiction book, Velvet Shadows by Andre Norton, there is a paragraph that reads: "They were all intent upon a collection of fashion prints displayed by a very smartly dressed woman. " Victorine was like a child confronting a collection of new toys. Obviously much of it is still in place, but none of it is good. for those of you who like a project, and love the thought of a PARISIAN Edwardian gown.... You really just need to replace the pale trim and skirt lining to make this wearable. Measures: 32/33" bust, up to 24/25" waist, 52" long from shoulder to hem (shortish - but if you are replacing the trim anyway, you can make longer). For this rare red cotton net Edwardian beaded overdress I just didn't have the correct underdress, so forgive me. Incredibly great condition with only a few beads missing in the beaded fringe at the scalloped hemline. Just imagine this with long gloves and a large Edwardian hat. The information written on the inside is from the museum and lists the name of the woman who donated it. Since they are clear tiny beads and there are so damn many of them, you really don't notice them missing unless you are looking closely. The House of Reville was started in 1906 by William Reville Terry and his partner, a Miss Rossiter.If so, you will be happy to add this jacket to that skirt and create a lovely walking suit. You'll want to be short-waisted for best fit of the bodice. So I found some references to Anna Lawless Ltd, which was in existence from at least 1915-1937 (found reference to this shop in local newspapers of the era). Lining only: Very slight discoloration and minor sewing needed. In researching, it seemed more likely to be a Vionnet from the bias seaming, the color and the shape with the fantastic long side "tails". Sexy as hell with a small bust required due to the wide open underarms and low "v" back. I hate to sell items that aren't in near pristine condition, but every so often one has to allow these pieces to go to those who will love them... Every time I look at this piece I think of the Wizard of Oz. I would suggest you be smaller than these measurements as it's a small back, so.... AND it came from one of the premier department stores of the era!
It's one of those pieces I've had in my personal closet for years!! OR add black velvet or something at bottom bodice to lengthen. And if you know Boston, you will know that Newbury Street is STILL the most fashionable retail street in Boston. There will be more photos coming, but this is a sneak peek! But then I found a photo of a 1929 Jean Patou gown and I wonder if perhaps the owner mixed up Poiret with Patou. Comes with the original long two-tone silk sash of different hue purple and lime green. This bodice would work with just about any ecru lace skirt you might already have in your collection, OR just love it as the bodice it is. chiffon sleeves, lace "lappets" at side yoke, pleated chiffon, pretty bow at back, high lace neck. ;) The interior is actually in great condition, so there's that..... In the 1970's, high neck white lawn Edwardian dresses cost thousands of dollars as they were all the rage! Rare to find any of these lawn dresses with the original store labels.
This jacket is interesting as the material seems to be a woven linen rather than a wool. :) You can wear the jacket either closed (doublebreasted with one button closure) or open (creating a bit of a swing shape). 21" long from shoulder to hem, 18" across back (though there are no shoulder seams to measure for sure), Perhaps up to 38" bust. Excellent condition though the chinchilla could use a cleaning/glazing from your furrier as there's a bit of an odor (I have a sensitive nose! For those of you who are VERY VERY fashion forward, you COULD wear this insideout. If you look closure (basically you have to stick your head up and underneath and look out to see a bit of daylight through the fabric) and a few hooks/eyes missing, a bit of tearing of lining only.