vintage 1950's dress ...decadent C. WORTH black lace dress
true vintage 1950’s C. Worth Boutique cocktail party dress
decadent black lace over a gorgeous almost metallic-like thistle colored taffeta and finished with a black tulle trim...
and the finishing details! superb. and one of our favorite things about quality vintage dresses from this era.
“The House of Worth and (according to some sources) French couture, started with Charles Frederick Worth.” (vfg)
Charles Frederick Worth (1825-1895) started his career apprenticing at Swan & Edgar until he left London (at age 20) for Paris. There he worked for Gagelin et Opigez, a store that specialized in cloaks and shawls. He went on to open his own design house, Maison Worth, in 1874. By that time, he had become the couturier to the various courts in Europe --most notably, French Empress Eugenie.
Charles Frederick was succeeded at Maison Worth by his sons, then his grandsons. The house eventually merged with Paquin and the Worth name was bought by Sydney Massin.
classic fifties princess silhouette with a flattering dropped waist that dips to a v
sensual wide shoulder skimming neckline
snaps at sleeves
- back metal zipper
*accessories NOT included
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bust-36", waist-to 30", length-48"
excellent. a few tiny repairs to the lace under the arms and sleeves that are very, very hard to find. price adjusted accordingly.
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