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20s Silk Satin Chiffon Dress Frances & Co. Dressmakers Inc. Copper Rhinestones Velvet Flowers Size Small sm (00-0-2-4

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"Fine examples of early 20th century couture quality fashion are increasingly rare. Many did not survive the ravages of time. The survivors have mostly found their way to museums or private collections. This exceptional evening dress is an important find for the serious collector." (Quoted from vintagetextile and ever so perfect for a dress such as this).

This is one of those rare finds that literally take your breath away, believe me. Draped silk chiffon atop a satin silk atop a papery silk lining. This dress "does up" with so many metal hook and eyes and snaps that it's hard to count! With a "belt" of copper rhinestone strands going all the way down a side slit (revealing the beautiful silk satin underneath the chiffon) and beautiful blue vines with green leafs topped with yellow velvet flowers. Two sashes fall from the front and back of the left shoulder and can de draped over the neckline. Finally, and *almost* the most important and amazing part of the dress is the label inside. Made by Frances & Co. Dressmakers Inc. 10 West 56th St. New York.


You can see more photos of this dress here:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150841155677445&set=a.10150841153242445.433971.184555167444&type=3&theater
and here:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150841156732445&set=a.10150841153242445.433971.184555167444&type=3&theater

Incredible that this dress is still around, no? Perfect for any bride, bridesmaid, lead role on Boardwalk Empire, etc.

Estimated Size: small
Bust: 32"
Waist: 32"
Hips: Free (but not recommended for much larger than a 42" or so, due to the slit that provides the "free" cut)
Circa: 1920's
Condition: Great vintage condition for it's age, but not without a few faults. The dress smells awful... like something that's literally been stored for 80+ years in a stinking, dark closet. I have not tried to launder it. There are spots, discoloration, and stains throughout. If you or someone you know has experience hand-washing these kinds of garments, I do believe that many of the spots would definitely fade away if not go away completely. They just don't seem like settled stains. There are about a dozen pinholes throughout the whole body of the dress, one or two slight rips, and a dozen pinholes on one sash and a half a dozen on the other, both mostly at the tips of the sash. To fix these sashes, I believe all you would have to do it shorten them a few inches and take away the cloth where the pinholes are. Overall, this dress is structurally sound with all of it's metal snaps and hook and eyes intact with very minor fault. Pretty incredible, if you ask me ;)

Internationally, this dress will ship Priority with insurance and a tracking number.


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20s Silk Satin Chiffon Dress Frances & Co. Dressmakers Inc. Copper Rhinestones Velvet Flowers Size Small sm (00-0-2-4

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Size: S - Women
  • Materials: silk chiffon, satin, chiffon, silk, velvet, vines, metal hooks, lining, hook and eyes, flowers, rhinestones, diamonds
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 796 reviews
  • Favorited by: 337 people

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