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item number #SOLD0005-20090207-46

LAVISH Edwardian 1919 SEQUIN Turquoise Opera gown

This a truly Splendid 1919 SEQUIN Turquoise Opera gown- You RARELY seen one as striking and magnific as this one, except on photos of Duchesses! The color is amazingly rich, and the sequins and beads give it a true feeling for what the very wealthy wore to the Opera, back in the day! I'm certain this great gown must have been couture at the time, due to the way this beautifully was put together and the use of jewel tones and quality of materials used. Although there's no petersham (appears there never was.) it was once a very costly gown. There are also a few extra net panels as well.

This classically elegant style is the final Edwardian tube shape, before upcoming flapper gowns shortened and thickened. The charmeuse silk satin's color is closest to the bodice close-up (under the first two photos). Deep and lush in tone, like a mixture of azure, turquoise, and deep cyan. It is full length, with sheer black silk net shoulder lapels trimmed in shiny sequins and beads, with slim sleeves, ending in more fancy trim and two rows of the black netting. This beauty has thick, ornate looped jet bust tassels, black and silver sequined, with blue iridescent bodice panel inserts on the back and front. There's an elaborate, resplendent geometric heavily beaded and sequined front skirt panel (the rear panel is plain, edged tin the bead and sequin trim.) The slightly blousen bodice plunges in the front, with a pretty, ivory re-embroidered lace modesty, blue sheer silk Georgette, then in the fancy band of sequined netting. The waist has not an actual belt, but the front self-fabric flap makes the style appear there is, as the beads and lace make it appear there's a natural waist belt from the back. In the rear, there's a series of snap and hook and eye closures that open the petal opening skirt and a loop of back fabric under the plain net skirt panel. The insides have many foundation layers, and are made of cream china silk. This gown is hot! It's also a very decent size 8-10, with full bust! (My poor, flat-chested mannequin required a little, eh, "enhancement" so the gown wouldn't sag. LOL) The underarm guards say, "Made in U.S. America, THE BEST, warranted, Kleinhert, Featherweight, Flesh colored, silk lined, Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. Opera shape, The accompanying guarantee good until July, 1921. 4." (Didn't I tell you this one had all the delicious goodies? LOL) Was well stored- can smell the reminiscent scent of cedar. Stunning. Make sure to look at the additional condition observations under the photo and see the links as well- you don't want to miss this! Props such as the necklace and comb are not included, and are not for sale.


Extra lovely! Presentable and surprisingly in Very GOOD condition, except for a few fixable things (I'll explain below.) that would even make it very wearable. The blue silk satin shell is in extremely good condition, with a ghostly, spotted area under one of the tassels, where it must have lain on the fabric for a long time and discolored the fabric below. The Silk inner linings is in FANTASTIC condition, one of the best quality Opera gowns out there!

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gown Opera Turquoise SEQUIN 1919 Edwardian LAVISH

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SizeShouldersBustWaistHipEstimated length from Top of shoulder tip to bottom of hemEstimated Wear-abilityEstimated Underarm conditionMaker's Tags/ MarksEstimated condition ratingEstimated overall condition scale of 1-10
Large(12.)15-16."39."34."46".51."Great.Great.None.Very EXCELLENT.9.5

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