This enchanting 1950s silver and pink satin demi-couture gown is by extolled French fashion house Worth and is of exceptional construction. The dress is a pale silver-grey satin with wide set sugar pink ruched satin shoulder straps and an oversize statement bow in matching pink at the centre front of the dress. There is a sweetheart neckline with ruched fabric over the bust, and the bodice has stitched pleating to the waistband which opens out from the navel, falling into soft folds to the mid calf length hem. The reverse features 2 x pink satin sashes gathered at the waist and descending in diagonal folds to form a train effect at the back of the skirt. The interior of the dress showcases exquisite workmanship, with some hand finishing on the lining of the bodice. The skirt is unlined although it could be worn with a petticoat for additional volume if desired. There is a concealed zip fastening to the left. This incredible dress is a classic piece of 1950s couture for the discerning collector. Would best suit a US size 0-2, UK size 6. In fabulous gently-worn condition - no faults of any note.
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.
BUST - 31 in. (78.74 cm)
WAIST - 23 in. (58.42 cm)
HIP - 38 in. (96.52 cm)
LENGTH - 45.5 in. (115.57 cm)