A super rare example of early French couture by none other than the Boué Soeurs, one of the most influential design houses of the 1920s and 30s known for their incredible attention to detail and surface design. This gown is a perfect example featuring gorgeous lace and hand embroidery through the front and back of the bodice and the hem. The silk used to make this piece is of unmatched quality- a thick, sumptuous silk satin that glides effortlessly over the skin and is incredibly soft to the touch. Unlike some early silks, this satin is completely opaque and requires no slip to be worn beneath. An incredible piece of history that would make a perfect spring wedding gown.
Overall excellent condition. There are a handful of small scattered expert repairs to the lace that are nearly imperceptible, and one small area at the hem of extremely subtle discoloration (pictured). Presents as mint. Original label is sewn into the side seam of the bodice.
Fits a range of sizes comfortably due to the nature of bias cut. Shown unpinned on model.
Bust 33-38 in
Waist 27-30 in
Hips up to 41 in
Shoulder to waist 16 in
Armscye 12 in
Length 56 in
For reference, Omisa measures 34/27/36 and is 5'7".