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PLEASE NOTE: This listing is for the installment! For this gown, I will require a non-refundable deposit of $1000 to secure the order with three balance payments of $1000 each with the shipping due with the last payment for a total of $4000 plus shipping. If you need to make more than three payments for the balance, there will be a small fee to cover the per-transaction fees I'm charged by Google. If you would like to make fewer larger payments or pay in full up front, that is perfectly fine. This gown will not ship until all payments have been made.
The only images of Rose in this stunning gown barely show the top half of the bodice. Thankfully, as this is the Dinner Gown in white, plenty is known about it. Four heavily-beaded layers of silk organza (chiffon may be used, as was used in the gown shown) drape across the front of this gown over silk taffeta (dupioni may be used). The middle two layers continue onto the train, which slants to the right in Edwardian fashion. A detachable wrist loop enables the wearer to carry the train.
The version shown was made using iridescent sequins. The film version was made with silver. You can choose the colors you'd like. The J. Peterman necklace was for display purposes only and is a part of my permanent collection.
Several versions of this gown are available, from unbeaded to Swarovski crystal. The fully beaded and Swarovski crystal versions require about 18,000 sequins (silver or irridescent) and 23,000 crystals that are individually applied by hand. Beads are either fire-polished glass, non-Swarovski crystal, or Swarovski crystal, no plastic! The price for this listing is for non-Swarovski crystal.
You can choose Heaven or Dinner, ANY colors!
This gown is also appropriate for Downtown Abbey!
Please allow 16-20 weeks. For convenience, I can accept 25% of the cost to start with the balance due at any time before shipping. Please inquire before purchase so that I can adjust the cost on this listing and edit it to be the deposit (it is non-refundable and used to purchase the fabrics and other supplies for your gown). Thank you.
PAYMENT INFORMATION: I, like a growing number of etsy sellers, accept Google Checkout for payments. An invoice will be sent to you from Google Checkout. While payment isn't made the very second you order, it is much more secure than Paypal, buyers are protected, sellers don't get credit card info or any other personal information, international shipping is fine (there's a common misconception that it's not, but it depends on if the seller set up the cart to accept international addresses), accounts are much harder to hack, and fees are much less for sellers. I also don't support Paypal's tendency to freeze accounts set up for disaster donations and then to hold the money for 180 days.
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