Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery
#3099 - c. 1911 Black Jacquard Silk and Metallic Net Lace Trained Evening Gown Trimmed in Rhinestones, Finished with Heavy Beaded Triple Tassel Ornament! Wearable Size! I know there are many of you out there who have the same passion as I... for amazing Edwardian Evening Gowns. You can still find a few, but the most rare are the trained gowns! Probably because they were stepped all over and torn to shreds? Or were the trains removed and used for the silk fabrics? I can make up all sorts of reasons. And I'm sure you have a few of your own. As for this gown, if you think the back is great, you will have to click on the photo at the left and look at the incredible triple beaded tassel ornament on the front of the gown! Oh yeah! The bodice is a spiderweb-type metallic thread and ecru lace trimmed in rhinestones. The attached skirt of black jacquard silk, with large roses design, has high waist and attached train fastened at the back with the rhinestone and jet beaded ornament. The front has the huge beaded ornament at the waistline with the three beaded tassels. All in terrific condition. Measures: 35/36" bust, 27/28" waist, 41" long from waist to hem. Skirt lined in black china silk. Excellent condition except for staining of the lining under the arms - hardly seen from the outside... and the netting under the bust is ripped - easily replaced if you wish. A gown to love.
SOLD - but on display in Museum Category for Research/Display