1950s DEMI COUTURE Nanty gold sequins gown dress xs | new fall
An unforgettable Nanty demi-couture gown! Done in a cocoa colored tulle and embellished with gold beads and sequins in a moon shaped pattern that gradually gets larger towards the hem. Strapless style with wide velvet brown ribbon that has snaps and hook and eye to secure under the large bow. Bodice is entirely encrusted with sequins. Fully boned on the bodice. Three layers of tulle on the outer layer. The lining is also lined in tulle for a structured shape. Back metal zip. Bodice entirely hand stitched. Simply breathtaking! Originally $350 in 1950 would be $4300 in todays money.
Very similar to the Dior Junon gown in the last picture. The Met Museum says about this dress: "By 1949, Christian Dior's instinct for calibrated innovations of the body's "line" had established him as fashion's preeminent arbiter. That year, dresses called "Venus" and "Junon," or Hera to the Greeks, were among the most coveted of his designs. Dior's Venus was realized in the delicate eighteenth-century gray that was his signature, frosted with iridescent beading and embroidery. But his Junon is more vividly conceived. The magnificent skirt of ombréed petals, like abstractions of peacock feathers without their "eyes," obliquely references the bird associated with the Queen of the Olympians."
Brand: Nanty/Bullocks Wilshire
Size on tag: None
Fits like: xs
Condition: Excellent Vintage
Bust (underarm seam) : 33"
Total length: 50"
m i n t : pristine with no signs of wear- possibly deadstock
e x c e l l e n t : signs of normal wear and age- no obvious flaws
v e r y g o o d : noted minor flaws that may have been already repaired - very wearable
g o o d : many noted minor flaws and/or mends -wearable
f a i r : numerous noted flaws and mends, some significant - still wearable