VINTAGE ASIAN BEADED DRAGON EVENING GOWN & COAT SET WITH METAL ZIPPER & HAND STITCHING
This is a fabulous asian hand-tailored hot pink & turquoise evening coat & evening gown from Kowloon, Hong Kong from my own personal collection
Since the label had "Hyatt Hotel Kowleen, Hong Kong", i decided to research this gorgeous set to what information i could find out about it - i spoke with a very helpful customer service representative at the Hyatt hotels & found out this information - the hotel was purchased in 1969 when it was called "the presidents' hotel" - after the purchase, Hyatt hotel changed the name to "the Hyatt regency" - it closed on 1/1/2006
In 1989, Hyatt hotels opened "The Grand Hyatt" in Kowloon, Hong Kong which is stunning & most definitely in business - so this beautiful set came from the Hyatt Regency anywhere from when it opened in 1969 to sometime in the '70s as this is the opulent style for that time period
It is museum quality in the bead work & artistic design of the outfit - the ensemble is in turquoise peau de soir lined with a hot pink satin lining in the coat - my photos make the lining look reddish but it is definitely a beautiful hot pink - there is, what i believe is called, trapunto stitching inside the hot pink coat lining adorned with stitched medallions
The outside of the coat has large diamond-shaped gold & turquoise frogs - the mandarin collar, neckline & down the front of the coat is trimmed with blue satin & gold trim - the turquoise hem of the coat inside is with trimmed with more hot pink satin -there is a lot of hand tailoring & stitching in this fabulous evening coat & dress - i don't know where to begin with this gorgeous evening dress it is so fabulous!
The beading is just exquisite & the dress is encrusted with red & gold beads in addition to gold shot in the form of an asian dragon & a phoenix - the gold beading is lighter, brighter & more beautiful than shown in photos - the color of gold beading is closer to the side view of the evening gown in the 4th photo up from the bottom - there are long 22 inch slits up both sides for a glimpse of legs when walking
An open keyhole in the bodice is trimmed with more blue & gold trim which travels up to the matching mandarin collar just like the coat - more frogs & a hook & eye for closure at the neckline - a long metal zipper (put in with hand stitching) in back with a snap & a hook & eye - again as with the coat, a lot of hand tailoring & stitching in this gorgeous evening gown
This is a fabulous vintage evening coat & gown ensemble that you will never see again - not only are the colors of turquoise & hot pink unique together but the beading is exquisite as one would expect from Hong Kong!
Designer: exclusively hand tailored by SF - Sippy's Fashions - Hyatt Hotel Kowloon, Hong Kong
Size: no size tag but i wear an 8 - 10 & it fit like a dream!
Fabric: no tag but probably a beautiful luxurious peau de soir
Approximate measurements :
Bust: evening coat 43: evening gown 40 - (41 maybe)
Waist: evening gown 34
Hips: evening gown 43
Length: evening coat: length of sleeve collar 28, length of coat from neck to hem extra long 57-1/2: evening gown extra long 56-1/2
Condition: overall very good condition. Minimal bead loss - some light soiling several inches below the frogs on the front of the coat, some a little farther down, some soiling in the collar area, inside hem of coat was taken up & it is soiled where the old hem was but the hot pink lining covers it & no one can see it - on the whole the set is in excellent condition but could use a cleaning to freshen it up or could be worn as is if you wanted
Care: dry clean
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