FROM MY OWN PERSONAL COLLECTION - VINTAGE '30s / '40s NEW YORK CREATION EVENING GOWN FROM THE NEW YORK DRESS INSTITUTE BEADED EVENING GOWN WITH GOLD METALLIC SASH & FLOWERS
A gorgeous work of art from the ‘30s / ‘40s from New York Creations from the New York Dress Institute from my own personal collection.
This fabulous evening gown reminds me of what Nora Charles would have worn in the ‘30s movie The Thin Man which took place in the glamorous world of the elite in Manhattan. Although I was not born when those movies came out in the ‘30s, I did watch them when growing up and loved the beautiful evening gowns that those stars wore.
This exquisite evening gown is in a cream or ivory shade of a heavier crepe although it looks white in some of the photos. There are iridescent sequins and gold beads in the shape of flower and leaves trailing down the bodice with a sprinkle of clusters of tiny beads around them. There is a very unique 4 rows of gathering below the bust line around the waist to give fullness to the bust. Metal hooks and eyes for closure on the side.
Full bias-cut draped skirt which is so glamorous looking. Thread loops on the side for the light-as-a-feather gold metallic organza sash. A bouquet of gold metallic flowers and leaves with a couple of buds form the floral decoration which can be attached to the organza sash. Vintage pinked seams.
Just an exquisite one-of-a-kind bead & sequin evening gown by New York Creations from the New York Dress Institute which would be gorgeous for any formal occasion, mother of the bride or groom or for a wedding dress
By: New York Creations - New York Dress Institute - Made under standards of I.L.G.W.U.
Size: no size tag so go by the measurements
Appx Measurements - The measurements are of the nightgown - not your figure. You must be a few inches smaller than the measurements shown.
Bust: Hard to measure because the front is cut low & open but appx. 42 - 44 stretched tight
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-½
Waist: 32 unstretched
Hips: 42 unstretched
Fabric: No tag but crepe
Care: No tag but dry clean
Condition: Very good - a pinhead hole on the lower front skirt which i did not see until i was closely examining the evening gown and no one else will see it either as it is far down on the skirt - a repair on one of the sleeves shown in the photo - you might want to take it to an alteration person to repair it a bit better than the former owner did as she used a thread color that didn’t match that well & it could look almost invisible if the right color thread was used or just leave it - the hems on the inside sleeves need some tacking as over the years, they have started to come undone - easy fix - cleaners can do that
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Vintage nightgowns & peignoirs may be delicate so I do not wash them in the machine. I wash them in lukewarm water with Woolite or some other mild soap, then rinse & hang dripping wet in the shower.
Since these are vintage items, a bit of extra care needs to be taken with them so they remain beautiful & I definitely would never put a vintage nightgown or a peignoir in the dryer as it would ruin it.
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