This wonderful silk dressing gown dates from the early 1900s, and it is in remarkably fine condition for its 100-plus years of age! This is one of Richard’s museum-quality gowns that are ‘warehoused’ in the New Jersey ‘HQ’ of Silver Screen Loungerie! You will find this rarest beauty in the “Bridal Trousseau” and “Richard’s Collection” departments.
We at Silver Screen Loungerie, are dedicated to offering vintage lingerie items of the highest quality possible. While we sometimes find the occasional “new/old stock” piece, most of our items have been either gently or moderately worn by a previous owner. By definition, “vintage” means “old”, and we take great care in restoring these pieces – as much as possible – to their original beauty.
Although this dressing gown is easily over 100 years of age, we’re amazed by how well it has been preserved. The fabric is an early thin silk charmeuse jacquard, (it has “satin-stripes”).and we believe the gown was made by the venerable British concern, Liberty Of London. (We show the dressing gown over a Victorian silk night dress… no longer available as it has been sold.)
Although this gown is very-old, it is still in strong, wearable condition for today’s modern woman. Fine dressmaker details include the gown having French seams, and the upper part of the gown has a fine cotton lining. The short sleeves are open on the inside, and are like small capes over the flounced lace inner sleeves. (See the detail of this in the 3rd picture.)
Condition-wise… we found the lace and silk fabric to be in near-mint condition! Due to the advanced age of this garment, we recommend a reputable dry cleaner over hand-laundering. This is a most-rare and elegant gown. It’s ready to wear and fit for a star – YOU – the Leading Lady of your Life!
Additional pictures are available, and they would be sent on request.