VINTAGE GEORGE F. COUTURE FORTUNY-LOOK PLEATED EVENING GOWN IN SEA GODDESS
A very glamorous vintage pleated Fortuny-look George F. Couture evening gown in a divine shade called Sea Goddess. An absolutely stunning color! The evening gown has a touch more green to it than the photos probably closer to the color of the back photo of the evening gown or the closeup of the keyhole on the front of the gown.
This brand was sold only in very expensive & the finest stores such as I. Magnin, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman & Saks Fifth Avenue
The evening gown is composed of hundreds of tiny pleats with a lowered bodice which encircles one’s waist and will whittle it down to nothing. The neckline and ends of the sleeves have matching satin piping on them and snaps for closure.
There is a “V” back on the evening gown with an invisible zipper under that plus a sturdy hook & eye. A lined bodice as well as interfacing to give the dress “structure” but the dress is so heavy with fabric, a lining in the skirt is not necessary. Little shoulder “puff” which can be removed if you wish. There are hundreds of tiny pleats in the evening gown & has an alluring keyhole at the waistline in front. Ruffley lettuce leaf hem for a look of glamour.
Just a stunning evening gown which would be perfect for the Christmas holidays, a formal affair, a cruise or mother of the bride or groom.
By: George F. Couture - New York
Size: 6 but go by the measurements for a good fit
Bust: 36 – 38 stretched a bit
Hips: 38 - 44 stretched a bit but leave a few inches for movement & do not stretch to the maximum or the pleats will not hang properly
Sleeve from neck: 28
Fabric: Silky poly
Care: Hand washable - do not clean as the cleaners would probably take the pleats out
Condition: Very good - some light pilling on the fabric which can be removed with a piller - the dress is hand washable so I would gently wash it by hand to freshen it up before wearing
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