Vintage Norman Hartnell 1950s Embellished Evening Dress Ball Gown Pink Silk Satin


Shipping to United States: $39.54

Stunning 1950s Vivid Pink Ball Gown or Evening Cocktail Dress created from luxurious Silk Satin and embellished by hand with glass bugle beading, sequins and faux pink pearls.
The gown is hand made and has remained stored after being worn once in 1954
Made by Norman Hartnell.

The gown is in near original condition, without any rot or distress to the fabric. It’s in the most enviable condition, freshly professionally dry cleaned and ready to wear.

It is eloquently styled with the hems being hand stitched.
The bodice has reinforced seams with a slight stiffening to the linen lining should the lady prefer not to wear undergarments.
The bodice is linen lined, the skirt of the dress has a stiffened pure linen lining, with layers of net between the main lining and outer dress.

As the garment is vintage I have given measurements taken when the dress was laid flat. These are given as a guide.

Guide Size; 10
The length; 58”
Underarm to underarm; 36”
Waist; 30”-32”
Hips; 44”+
Across the shoulders; 16”
Top of bodice to waist; 11”
Top of shoulder to waist; 16”
Metal zip; 15”

The bodice of the dress fits into the waist then flows over the hips to give a stunning full circle skirt made up of six panels which are boxed pleated with the front being flat.

The neck is cut sweetheart style,
The shoulders are styled to be worn cold, Bardot or dropped although there are shoulder straps.

This is the most gorgeous dress, perfect for any vintage themed ball. I can confirm that I have seen sight of the original receipt. The label has been removed as it scratched the wearers skin.

The dress is original genuine and stunningly beautiful being kept in a store along with other fashion items.

The dress is in beautiful condition, although it does have slight mottling to the right side of the bodice-amongst the appliqués. I’ve tried to capture it, but it’s quite hard as you really do need to look closely.
It should be noted that neither I nor the dry cleaners could locate the labels…….but saying that it could be hidden anywhere, as this happened quite often. The original lady owner removed the labels from the other gowns I purchased, so it quite possible that this is what happened.

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