Amazing1940s Couture Rayon crepe gown by iconic designer Hardy Amies who was chief designer for Queen Elizabeth the 2nd.
Hand made in England.
Sequinned sewn on fabric buttons at the back and 2 sequinned sash ends that attach at the waist. Back has opening from buttons to the hem.
Iconic 40s shoulder pads and lovely detail throughout.
Bodice is fitted and has boning for structure.
Condition is good and freshly laundered. Slight yellowing around the shoulder area faintly remains. The underside of the back buttons have left a tinge of oxidation which is not visible when buttoned up. Also the original clear sequins dissolved and were washed away. The other sequins remain. Other minor flaws are shown (see photos). Priced accordingly.
Fits Size 2-4 best.
Measurements (flat in inches):
Pit to pit: 17
Waist: 11 1/2