Mint Green Vintage Gown, "Hong Kong Couture" M, 1970s

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Item details

Vintage from the 1970s

Materials

silk, beading

When I was young, I remember hearing about people "dropping by" Hong Kong to get a suit or a dress made. It was always made to sound like the thing to do if you had money. And talk was, the craftsmanship was exquisite and the fabric was always the finest. Undoubtedly, some of the best clothing came out of that area during that time period. Because they were each hand crafted in small shops to specific measurements, I call these lovely pieces, "Hong Kong Couture."

This dress, which I am guessing to be from the earlier 70s, based on its cut and the type of nylon zipper, is made with a beautiful mint green silk, lined in, I believe, silk, as well. The beads all appear connected to the garment. There are some, three to five, small rust colored spots at the hem, most of which came out in my rinse that I gave the dress. This is a good indication that a professional dry cleaner should be successful in removing all of them.

The last picture is of the dress inside out so that you can see its construction.

The measurements:

Armpit to armpit seam: 17"
Waist seam to waist seam: 17"
from midline on the neck (of a person, not of the dress) to the hem: 51"
When I was young, I remember hearing about people "dropping by" Hong Kong to get a suit or a dress made. It was always made to sound like the thing to do if you had money. And talk was, the craftsmanship was exquisite and the fabric was always the finest. Undoubtedly, some of the best clothing came out of that area during that time period. Because they were each hand crafted in small shops to specific measurements, I call these lovely pieces, "Hong Kong Couture."

This dress, which I am guessing to be from the earlier 70s, based on its cut and the type of nylon zipper, is made with a beautiful mint green silk, lined in, I believe, silk, as well. The beads all appear connected to the garment. There are some, three to five, small rust colored spots at the hem, most of which came out in my rinse that I gave the dress. This is a good indication that a professional dry cleaner should be successful in removing all of them.

The last picture is of the dress inside out so that you can see its construction.

The measurements:

Armpit to armpit seam: 17"
Waist seam to waist seam: 17"
from midline on the neck (of a person, not of the dress) to the hem: 51"

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