This enchanting 1950s couture dress in pink and white net tulle is by the extolled French fashion house Worth and retailed at their London boutique on Grosvenor Street. The quality and workmanship in the construction of this piece is second to none, with beautifully finished seams on the interior, elegant bone structuring in the bodice and wire worked skillfully into the sweetheart neckline to maintain the shape. The dress is a classic princess cut with sheer wide set straps, a dainty waistline and a full ankle length skirt with multi layered net petticoats to excite volume. It is comprised of rose pink fabric with a white tulle overlay, adorned throughout with pink organza roses that appear as polka dots from afar. There is a concealed zip fastening at the centre reverse. This exceptional piece is in fantastic vintage condition and highly collectable. For the connoisseur, museums or serious collectors of fine haute couture. Displays beautifully and would best suit a US size 0-2, UK size 4-6.
BUST - 30 in. (76.2 cm)
WAIST - 24 in. (60.96 cm)
HIP - 34 in. (86.36 cm)
LENGTH - 45 in. (114.3 cm)
NOTES ON DESIGNER : The House of Worth founded by Charles Fredrick Worth in 1858 is considered by many to be one of the foremost fashion houses of the 19th and early 20th centuries . Often extolled as the father of haute couture, fashion historian George Walden has said: "Charles Frederick Worth dictated fashion in France a century and a half before Galliano". He was the first to use live models to showcase his garments and the first to sew branded labels into his clothing.