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Utterly exquisite vintage 1930s 1940s dress.

✧ by CEIL CHAPMAN -- collectible rare early American couture designer -- label is unfortunately missing, but this IS a Ceil Chapman piece -- if you require additional information, just ask!
✧ jersey knit; cut on the bias for stretch + drape
✧ elaborately hand beaded phoenix made up of red, crystal, gold, black, + grey beads, with clear gold + silver sequins
✧ dolman cut draped bodice + fitted waist
✧ floor-length skirt with unique balloon cut + slits at the bottom
✧ peekaboo cutout at the nape of the neck closes with hook + rhinestone button
✧ fastens up the side with a brass colored metal zipper

✩✩ this garment qualifies for layaway; please convo for details.

This early 1940s gown truly is too magical for words to properly describe; it is sure to be the star of any woman’s collection, and of any especially special event to which she decides to wear it. The beaded phoenix in and of itself is a true work of handcrafted art, and the shape of the dress is as Old Hollywood Starlet as it can possibly get. A deeply glamorous piece that was made to be treasured and shown off. And in exquisitely remarkable condition, too!

This artful designer gown was made over 70 years ago -- it is truly a treasure and one of a kind! There is not another one like it in all the world!!

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♥ details + measurements

Best fits: s, m
Label: none; custom made
Fabric: bias cut rayon
Shoulders: free
Bust: free up to 38-40 in.
Waist: 26-28 in.
Hips: free
Length of bodice: 17 in.
Length of skirt: 42 in.
Total length: 59 in.

Excellent vintage condition with no stains, holes, or tears. There is a single visible mend on the back of the left shoulder (shown in the last photo) and two teeny tiny pinholes on the back of the skirt that you will never ever notice. One incredibly tiny pull in the fabric on the bodice. Just the slightest degree of tarnish on a couple of the sequins, which actually adds to their beauty. This dress is in truly unbelievable condition for a gown of its age -- the beading is fully in tact! So rare, and truly remarkable!

♥ shipping

United States $12.80 Priority
Canada $28.00 Priority
Everywhere Else $42.60 Priority

Insurance is included in all shipping charges.

Dear International Friends: due to the value of this garment, the only available shipping option is Priority, as this is the only shipping method that allows for foreign tracking. Please convo for combined Priority shipping quotes.

r e s e r v e d - 1930s dress / CEIL CHAPMAN dress / Black 30s 40s Gown with Elaborately Hand Beaded Phoenix Bird


  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: rayon, jersey, beads, sequins
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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