This fabulous 1950s gold lamé cocktail dress is haute couture by the celebrated design house Worth, is of exceptional quality with incredible hand sewn construction. The textured metallic fabric dazzles pleasingly in the light and instantly exudes glamour. The dress is a simple shift style with short sleeves, a slash neckline, and straight cut skirt finishing just below the knee. The waistline is neatly cinched with a wide set rushed fabric waistband. Two lengths of fabric at the reverse of the dress attach on either shoulder and run the length of the back before securing at the waist to create a cape feature, adding extra dimension to the line. There is a citron yellow satin lining throughout and an interior grosgrain waistband that secures with a popper fastening to really draw in the waist, plus a central zip fastening at the reverse. In excellent vintage condition, this exquisite piece would best suit a US size 2-4, UK size 6-8.
BUST - 38 in. (96.52 cm)
WAIST - 25.5 in. (64.77 cm)
HIP - 36 in. (91.44 cm)
LENGTH - 36 in. (91.44 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.