REDUCED Vintage 1920s Cocktail Top Gilet Waistcoat Art Deco Black Silk Gold Egyptian Bugle Beading Exquisite

$54.27 $108.54

Shipping to United States: $34.73

Vintage 1920s Open Fronted Cocktail Top or Blouse with hand stitched sequins over black silk.
Daringly plunging at the front.........it's so divine and so very Burlesque in design and style.
The garment has a stunning Egyptian Beaded and sequinned theme to the front, whilst the back is extensively decorated with glass bugle beading. All the embellishments are hand sewn, as are the internal seams.
The material is a shimmering black silk which is completely without shattering and all the decoration is complete.
The front fastens with four sets of metal hook and eyes.
Date of purchase from the original French owner; November 1961
Size ; 38" Bust
The size is given as a guide. The measurements taken when the garment was laid flat and relaxed. Please compare these against a garment of your own for the correct fitting.
Designer; Hand Sewn Couture.
Nape to hem at the back; 25"
Shoulder to point of hem at the front; 26.5"
Underarm to underarm; 40"
Waist; 40"
This wonderful unworn item was part of a private fashion collection, covering over 40 years, of this celebrities career and was stored almost immediately following its purchase.
The garment has been shown in natural light for clarity and is completely untouched digitally.
Kindly note, that all my items are from private heirloom and private fashion collections, and museums, or purchased direct from estates, and never from auctions or fabric reclamation centres, and I personally chose and purchase each and every item, to be able to vouch for their provenance, origins and respected quality.
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