She Dreems of Sapphires and Shells...
Design - Here we have an absolutely stunning 1930s work of art in a vibrant royal blue silk crepe in both opaque and sheer. This gorgeous gown features Panels of silk crepe from the bust line down that gives a fit much like that of the bias cut gowns of the era with small extending panels of crepe cluster at the center back.
The top of the gown is perhaps where the designer let their imagination run wild over the female form with its sheer silk crepe beginning on the bust up to shoulders and then traveling in a batwing style to the sleeves until they puff and become fitted at the upper for arm, then traveling down to the wrist, fitted with snaps. A built-in slip trimmed in a crème lace from the bust up peeks through the sheer silk.
I've saved the best design detail for the last...thousands of small, glimmering, square white shell beads come together to create a shimmering band that trims the neck and dips down low on the bust line, criss-crossing the front and swimming around to the back. A selection of the beads were allowed to roam free across the sheer silk crepe section appearing like stars in a blue midnight. Perhaps their most lovely use is at the end of the sleeves where they come to a point, beyond the wrist and over the top of the hand. So exquisite!
Material -silk crepe and sheer silk crepe, shell beads.
Maker - There is no makers mark but this dress was exceptionally well designed and created.
*Please double all measurements except length
*I wanted to note that my model is 32b x 29 for perspective on size and it was not pinned on her.
Waist - 32"
Length - 44"
Condition - This dress is in surprisingly great condition considering the type of delicate materials that were used. It comes to you in clean ready-to-wear condition.
A classic example of 1930s glamour fashion to add to your vintage wardrobe!
Model - Pahoua Vang
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