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One seam needs sewing at the upper sleeve (easy, but I don't have a sewing machine). You can see a sample on the one sleeve (see photos). All this needs to be spectacular are some wax flowers ornaments. I've been holding off listing this gown because the person who owned it said they believed it to be a Paul Poiret. Needs someone who can deal with the large spot on the bottom of the front (see close-up) and the strange spot on the one sleeve.
You'll want to be short-waisted for best fit of the bodice. So I found some references to Anna Lawless Ltd, which was in existence from at least 1915-1937 (found reference to this shop in local newspapers of the era). Lining only: Very slight discoloration and minor sewing needed. In researching, it seemed more likely to be a Vionnet from the bias seaming, the color and the shape with the fantastic long side "tails". Sexy as hell with a small bust required due to the wide open underarms and low "v" back. I hate to sell items that aren't in near pristine condition, but every so often one has to allow these pieces to go to those who will love them... Every time I look at this piece I think of the Wizard of Oz. I would suggest you be smaller than these measurements as it's a small back, so.... AND it came from one of the premier department stores of the era!
Of all the things I sell, I think 1920s flapper headpieces are my favorite. Chigot" complete with the original silk lining and a small piece of the original price tag attached. Chigot was, but there are still a few of his signed pieces found when googling. Otherwise, this dress only needs some minor sewing. Nude under will look pretty much like this, but white under will "pop", red under will look like Rose's dress in Titanic, etc. I'd consider wearing nothing under it just to feel the fur on your skin. The entire gown looks to be in Excellent condition at first blush.
The mantle is trimmed in long multicolored silk chenille fringe. If you google that, there was a well-known artist and mapmaker in Maine with that name, so perhaps it came from her estate? The BOOTS will be sold SEPARATELY as they are quite special, would have been quite expensive when new and are certainly collectable.
She wasn't old enough for it to be hers, but may have been collected by her? They came with the outfit, so you may want to purchase them with the habit. MEASUREMENTS: Bodice measures 32" bust, 12" across back, 24" waist. The lovely yellow printed silk is in quite good condition (with the exception of a hole at the front skirt and one on one sleeve, and minor underarm discoloration (see photos).
The bodice lining looks to be perfect as does the full black attached slip for skirt! At first glance you will think this is a lovely silk brocade fabric. Shown on a normal size 4/6 mannequin, 24" long from back neck to back hem, so it will fit a current human size (not just the tiny Victorian women! Missing beads, browning of the thread, wear to the silk faille... OR just use the beads to fix another one of these you have! 'm ALWAYS on the hunt for Victorian sidesaddle habits! just two areas of small holes (one lost in folds, the other at the hemline - see photos) and a bit of lining tearing inside skirt hemline. Even the satin INTERIOR of the bodice is gorgeous!!
I will be looking over the piece in more detail in the next couple days to make sure it's as great as I think! It's a surprisingly large size with a 40" bust, 32" waist and 14" across back between armseams (usually that's 11-12" for antique gowns), 39" long skirt at front, 48" long skirt in back. HOWEVER, when you look more closely, you will discover that it's a fully embroidered paisley design. This one is a riding habit with the skirt that can be worn down as a skirt, or hiked up (as you see) with the silvertone skirt lifter (that came with it). There is one button missing as well (so I would move the top button down and wear a large pin (cameo) at the top buttonhole.... There is a handwritten tag inside that reads "Lepper Gardner".
See the close-ups of the beading at the neckline in front and around to the back. This wonderful 2-piece afternoon gown is in remarkably fabulous condition!!! But DAMN the two painted buttons are fabulous and the large covered buttons in the original faille and the silk trim are great (two of those on each cuff). hard to measure but I got about 46" around, 34" long from shoulder to hem in front, 46" long in back. I used to buy lovely bodices like this and hung them on a padded hanger and then used a simple push pin and hung them all over my walls in my bedroom!!! Trimmed in ecru silk satin with bows and pleating on sleeves. LOVE the detailed ornament at the mid bust and the asymmetrical bustline. as much as I pride myself in selling items only in Excellent condition, every once in awhile, I get something that needs a good home to love it, even though it's seen better days.