1940s sequin rayon sarong dress | vintage 40s purple gown | small
Super stunning 1940's gown! Done in a rich orchid purple rayon crepe. Adorned with clear gelatin sequins all on the bodice and on the triple rolled hip ruffles. Fully wrapped sarong skirt.
Shoulders pads. Side metal zip and back metal zip. Unlined.
*Rentner said that he could not "sketch, sew, drape, pin or cut" and counted on design assistants to realize his ideas, which were rooted in the belief that "clothes should never decorate," as he told the New York World Telegram in May 1945, "but should always frame." As a result, silhouettes were generally uncomplicated, with spare detailing which was often innovative and sometimes unexpected. Fabrics were generally kept simple but sumptuous; wool or silk crêpes and jerseys, fine Rodier tweeds, silk prints.
Brand: maurice rentner original*
Size on tag: None
Fits like: medium
Material: rayon crepe
Condition: Very Good Vintage: since purple is prone to fading, it is remarkable that this has very, very minimal fading at the hem. Really only noticeable when hem is compared with the bodice. Tiny round discoloration at the hem of skirt in back, one by the hip and a few water spots at the hem. Three pindot holes in back of skirt by hip. (see last two pics)
Bust (underarm seam) : up to 40"
Hips: 47" (measured 10" from waist)
Total length: 54"-58"