Bergdorf Goodman 20s Flapper Dress Edwardian Style Vintage Millinery Flower Sash
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Bergdorf Goodman 20s Flapper Dress Edwardian Style Vintage Millinery Flower Sash:
Wonderful 1920s with soft Edwardian feel true vintage dress, is this one to die for or what??? Superb and unsigned, but I was told by Estate sale representative that per family all the clothing was from a 1920s trousseau made by Bergdorf Goodman - the other two outfits I am listing from the same estateare both signed / labeled. (note: other two have already sold!)The quality and whimsical design of this dress is definitely on par - if not beyond in terms of whimsy! - with the other outfits I have listed.This awe inspiring ball gown is made of flesh under purple / fushcia netting with layers and layers in the skirt and a green taffeta with wonderful violets sash. I have not cleaned or steamed any of these pieces, so they are presented as found... I am saving the fine dry cleaners and any repairs for the new owner, so that they may be done according to personal collector specifications as I am not an expert, just a lover of beautiful things! This dress shows small bits of wear as noted - I actually wounded the dress myself as I brushed by a door hinge and caught netting - darn it! about 6 inches across the front, so the dress won itself a 99 cent sale! Needs to be loved and taken care of by another - wish I had the timeand skill for these awesome museum quality pieces!Also, the worst spot of wear to shoulder netting is noted - multiple small spots of wear - most the size of a pencil head and some up to 2 inches - I counted about 10 spots, but I am fairly certain there are no more than 20 - mostly small - spots of wear to netiing. I also found one tear through one inner layer of netting - about 6 inches up from bottom, so not so noticeable. There may be more that I missed, but not alot! There is also a kind of "rough edge" at the side closures - does not really look like it needs a repair - but may need to be steamed and placed. Please note that I will attempt to pack this dress carefully in plenty of tissue paper and it will be sent priority, but it will have to be pressed down a bit in box and may need to hang out a little when it gets to you... don't worry, I will be very careful, generally people love my packing, - but it's a big fluffy dress and difficult to fold down.Measurements are as follows:
Flat across the front pit to pit 16 inches; waist 13 inches; shoulder to long hem approximate 48 inches; shoulder to short hem approx34 inches; sash is approximately 36 inches long and 6 inches across; shoulder to approximate waist about 17 inches; ruffle about 12 inches. Just what an amazing dress!
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