Vintage 1920's Dress | Gold Liquid Silk Charmeuse & Alençon Lace | Drop Waist Flapper Formal Gown | Couture by Madame Clarisse | Size XS
This stunning 1920s gown is made of golden silk charmeuse fabric and lovely Alençon lace along the bib. Slightly fitted in the chest with the classic dropped waist sitting right at the hip with light ruching for added drama. Falling below the knee in the front with an A-symmetrical hem, longer in the sides and longest in the back. This gorgeous gown gives an almost liquid-like effect with the high sheen and wide 110" sweep falling together for a beautiful silhouette and lots of movement. This gown was very skillfully hand sewn by Madame Clarisse Gowns of Chicago, IL, and with the fabric and lace quality, I am sure this dress was surely high class couture in the time.
CONDITION - Very Good: fabric is in excellent and strong condition with a few blemishes on the lower front hidden in the sweep (see photo) and a spot on the front bib. There is light staining in the underarms and there have been several mends to the lace, which is quite hard to see unless inspecting. There are still small breaks that can easily be darned by a qualified seamstress. This dress is very beautiful and still completely wearable.
BRAND/LABEL - Madame Clarisse, Chicago IL
COLOR - Gold
MATERIAL - Silk charmeuse, Alençon lace
SIZE - XSM
- Taken while laying flat, relaxed, then doubled.
SHOULDERS - 15" BUST - 34" WAIST - 36" HIP - open LENGTH - 41"/shoulder to center front 50"/shoulder to back center SWEEP - 110"
MINT - New, no flaws, never worn
EXCELLENT - Used, no noticeable flaws
VERY GOOD - Used, minor to no flaws
GOOD - Visible wear, minor flaws
FAIR - numerous flaws, fragile, needs repairs
POOR - Damaged, use for display or study
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