Couture C. 1930 Jean Patou Beaded Gown Museum Quality Bias Cut Blk Silk Lg Nm+
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Couture C. 1930 Jean Patou Beaded Gown Museum Quality Bias Cut Blk Silk Lg Nm+:
Up for sale is this museum quality, c. 1932 (I guess) partly beaded black silk crepe evening gown by Jean Patou. My fashionista mother, who passed away in 1999, was the original owner and she told me that it was by Jean Patou. It is unlabeled (American shops back then frequently removed them, as I recall she also mentioned) so this is a verbal attribution from the original owner. It corresponds perfectly to Patou's style. The bead work is exquisite, it is cut on the bias (one of the photos shows a curved seam), it has what my mom called "floating panels" (I'm not quite sure how they were arranged) and it is in truly great shape. Very few beads are loose and those that are can be seen in one of the photos. Obviously 99%+ of them are intact. There are a few threads loose on the inside under an arm. It still has the two original snaps and hook and eyelet under the other arm. There was some white dust on it, most of which I took off with a soft antique clothes brush. The rest would come off, too. There are no pit stains and no holes, pin or otherwise. This is an extremely rare and extremely well-preserved example of vintage French couture by a great designer that would be perfect for a museum or serious private collection. My mother was 5'9" and big boned, so it's a larger size. The measurements are as follows:Top of beaded shoulder belt to bottom of hem 61"
Waist (very high, just beneath bust) 26"
Bust up to 36-38"
The "floating panels" are 44 1/2"
More measurements available on request. I'm not sure how one would measure the hips on this since the skirt flares out a great deal.I am also listing an equally beautiful, museum quality c. 1942 Nettie Rosenstein from my mother's estate so you might want to check that out. Sold as is. Payment via Paypal from members with confirmed addresses only. Free shipping to US addresses. International shipping available.
On May-17-13 at 05:03:44 PDT, seller added the following information: