Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery
#3690 - c. 1916 Evening
Gown of Apple Green Chinese Silk Damask Dramatically Draped over
Gold Lame Lace over Gold Lame Lining! Here's another
gown to get your heart rate up! Shocking apple green colored silk
damask sets off this gown with just enough "splash" to
make heads turn. So different, I'm not sure where to start, but
perhaps at the unique wired panniers! Yup, thinly wired so that
they stick out without having to wear a pannier undergarment....
and they can be easily "smushed" back in so they aren't
noticeable. Your choice! There is a wedding gown type train
holder so you can dance in this (as she probably did!). Fabulous
gold lame lace is so wispy!! All over a fine, fine gold lame
sheath. Nearly invisible chiffon covers the bodice and sleeves.
Remarkable green stones hold up the silk pieces front and back
and at gold lame straps! One little velvet flower decoration at
bust. Excellent condition with hardly mentionable slight lame
pulls at bottom of shoulder straps... and more extensive pulls in
undersheath lame lining (of no concern unless you pull up the
lace), and barely seen dirt/water mark on train. Hardly any
tarnishing! This could easily end up in a museum... no question!
SOLD - but on display in Museum Category for Research / Study