52" long on her, but will get a bit shorter if you are larger... NOTE: the rhinestone buckle is only pinned onto the belt because you're gonna want to size it to fit you. And to be honest, I have one or two that I have owned for so long, that they have become my "children", so hard to sell those. This one is a full "tiara" and the metal will slightly and gently bend to fit the shape of your head. ) If I had a collection, it would be of 20s headpieces. Was likely worn hidden under the hair so all you see is the front piece. There are so many headbands out there that aren't real. If you collect headpieces, you will know the difference. So, unless you are an exhibitionist, you'll want to wear an underdress! It's just so perfect, you have to wonder, but if so, it's perfectly done with the right fabric. Measures: up to 48" bust (so wrap as you wish), 46" long from shoulder to hem. It's as nearly perfect as any gown can be at 110 years old! The bodice yoke and mid-sleeves are completely lace. Difficult to measure because bias will fit a wide variety of bodies. but I think it will fit up to 38*' bust, up to 32" waist, up to 40" hips. ) If I had a collection, it would be of 20s headpieces. The rhinestones are all prong set and mine cut (high centers) and they are still bright white and shiny. Always made from a base metal, some are silvertone, some in goldtone metal... The rhinestones are all prong set and mine cut (high centers) and they are still bright white and shiny (so surprising!! This is one of those true headbands that have an elastic at the back which holds on your head. This 2-piece gown has been in my personal collection for about 10 years now.
These cloches were created either with various color bullion threads or for a more natural look... Measures: up to 42" bust, up to 42" waist, up to 45" hips, 47" long from shoulder to hem., but these are meant to be worn large, so will look great on smaller gals as well. Basically in very good condition with just tiny holes (see photos) which you won't really see unless wearing white under. High neck, long sleeves with rhinestone trim at cuffs and around "v" neckline. There is a tape inside the back of the skirt which gives the train the right shape.
Not perfect condition (due to a tiny breaks in the netting all over) but still in remarkable condition for any lace gown about 80 years old. Love the very low back and the lace drape "sleeves" over sleeveless gown. If you've never felt 1930s silk velvet, you are missing something that feels almost as soft as chinchilla. Wear with or without the attached original sash belt (only held on by a few stitches). Wide enough sleeves to be worn (even though they look thin). Might have originally had more satin ribbon under the lace... It's a tiny gown, so my mannequin is a bit too large for it, but it closes fine up the back.
I have owned this dress in my private collection for over 20 years.
When I purchased, it was said to have been worn by Mrs.
Of all the things I sell, I think 1920s flapper headpieces are my favorite. Chigot" complete with the original silk lining and a small piece of the original price tag attached. Chigot was, but there are still a few of his signed pieces found when googling. Otherwise, this dress only needs some minor sewing. The black beading on this overdress gives the look of a 20s necklace hanging down the front... Black silk satin (good weight) gown with ivory net lace "underskirt" to about knee length, with a different embroidered black net lace over that to about ankle length. The interior isn't too bad, but at the upper portion of the interior lining is torn (see photos). I might consider adding Chantilly lace trim at the hemline, or satin or velvet ribbon which would lengthen the dress... Often these blouses are white cotton rather than as sheer as this crepe blouse. The skirt lining is cotton so it's perfect, and there are 4 layers of material at the hemline (see photos).
I still have a few rhinestone tiaras that are in my private collection, and I am close to adding this to my own collection as well, so think fast. He must have been the king of these fashionable cloches! One seam in the sleeve (I'd do it but I don't have a sewing machine), and one thread loop needs fixing on one sleeve (4 buttons on each sleeve). a slight nod to the Egyptian design so popular in the 1920s (partly due to the unearthing of King Tut's tomb in 1922). These laces continue into the bodice, with a side gold lame lace around the bustline. The interior bodice is nearly perfect with French seaming and tiny little bows.
Also there are some old threads on the sash, which make me wonder if it was originally somehow attached to the gown.. First things first, the white ermine fur on this coat needs to be replaced. And just a slight bit of dust/dirt at the front waist... LOVE the detailed ornament at the mid bust and the asymmetrical bustline.
which would also help explain why the sash wasn't lost over the last nearly 90 years. if you can prove this to be a designer gown, you win! It's very dry and no longer viable, but I'm leaving it on the coat so your furrier can use as a pattern. Measures: up to 33" bust, 26" underbust waist, 60" long from shoulder to hem in front, 66" long in back.'m ALWAYS on the hunt for Victorian sidesaddle habits! just two areas of small holes (one lost in folds, the other at the hemline - see photos) and a bit of lining tearing inside skirt hemline. Even the satin INTERIOR of the bodice is gorgeous!!
Just wear with a simple white blouse under, or dress up with a bright color under.... 1/2 length puffy sleeves with lovely cutout detail at the bottom of the sleeves and back. It's fairly lightweight, so not a winter coat, but rather an evening coat. The beauty (beside the velvet) is in the swing of the design at the lower back. It's a lovely soft gray silk with gray silk chiffon overlay. Measures: 35/36" bust, up to 33" waist, 50" long from shoulder to hem. This wonderful 2-piece afternoon gown is in remarkably fabulous condition!!! But DAMN the two painted buttons are fabulous and the large covered buttons in the original faille and the silk trim are great (two of those on each cuff). hard to measure but I got about 46" around, 34" long from shoulder to hem in front, 46" long in back. I used to buy lovely bodices like this and hung them on a padded hanger and then used a simple push pin and hung them all over my walls in my bedroom!!! She wasn't old enough for it to be hers, but may have been collected by her? They came with the outfit, so you may want to purchase them with the habit. MEASUREMENTS: Bodice measures 32" bust, 12" across back, 24" waist. The lovely yellow printed silk is in quite good condition (with the exception of a hole at the front skirt and one on one sleeve, and minor underarm discoloration (see photos). I doubt she got much work done wearing this, and might just be for those special occasions. Lace trimmed with pink, light blue and green silk embroidered flowers at top, bottom and a spray of flowers at one side. I was lucky enough to get a few pieces of new old deadstock lingerie from the Great Granddaughter of A. As the label lists this as imported, one wonders if there is a Liberty of London connection, but we'll likely never know. Condition, beside the water stains on the inside, you will need a quick 2 minute machine stitching to reshape as you see. Sadly I couldn't seem to get great photos of this piece... RARE gold netting is the base with pastel pink and light blue flower embroidery, with additional gold lace and ecru embroidery lace. I know that Victorian mantles often found in black. And then sometimes you will be lucky to find a light tan or gray beaded mantle!
Embroidered in a stylized leaf pattern of white on white. This is easily seen by looking at the photo of the interior to see the seaming and then volume of the lower back skirt. Here's an interesting article to give you some idea of how important she was to fashion of the era! https://rbkclibraries.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/margaine-lacroix-and-the-dresses-that-shocked-paris/ I have had this dress in my closet for years... See the close-ups of the beading at the neckline in front and around to the back. Sadly one side of the underskirt has faded to a brownish rather than gray and some extreme minor start of splitting. if you love the dress (and SO hard to find one in this size! I can hardly find a thing wrong with it except for one small hole in the long chiffon design element at front. I hate to sell items that aren't in near pristine condition, but every so often one has to allow these pieces to go to those who will love them... But the BEST of this piece is the gemstone silk pattered trim with thin metallic thread for a hint of shine! It was SO fabulous that I had the local Boston ABC-TV station and Boston Globe newspaper Sunday section to photograph my room! Skirt measures: 26" waist, 38" long from waist to hem in front, 46" long in back. Except those from Kerteux Soeurs, ,,,and from Worth". HOWEVER, the pale yellow/ivory silk trim is mostly totally shredded. ), this one is as great as anything you would have seen worn on Downton Abbey or Titanic! As you can see, you might want to add a few more as it will gap open. Israel of Worcester, MA who (as you can see from his original calling card) was a Manufacturer of Ladies Underware, Wrappers and Tea Gowns. I just pinned it, but I have no sewing machine, and I don't know how to sew anyway, so you don't want me to try. I think my favorite detail are the little bows on the sleeves at the elbows (see close-up photos). The little rope ties around the waist to keep it neat. This one is lovely enough to make one wonder if it originally had a Parisian label. Mostly the interior quilted lining is torn (see photos) and could certainly be stabilized or replaced. except for the fact that as you move it, beads will fall off.