Please do not attempt to purchase, as this item has damage that needs to be repaired.
This marvelous silk night dress dates from the mid-1920s, and is clearly one of the best flapper era silks in Richard’s amazing collection! We have listed this beauty in both the “Flapper Frillies” and “Richard’s Collection” departments. Click on one of the 'Gloria' models to explore our special boutiques!
We at Silver Screen Loungerie, are committed 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 items – as much as possible, to their original beauty.
For a silk lingerie piece that is almost 90 years old, we are amazed to find this gown looking almost as if it were made just yesterday! The silk crepe-de-chine fabric is the best we’ve seen and felt from any era, and we marvel how the vertical pleats are just as sharp as they originally were! The gown has a few cross-wise soft folds from long storage, but we decided to present the gown exactly as we found it.
This is a “straight-cut” night dress that is designed to hang straight from the shoulders. No belt is provided, and there are no belt loops at the sides. A silk ribbon-belt could be added, but we feel the gown looks and feels best without a belt.
As modeled by Gloria, the gown falls to her mid-calf area. With the pleats not stretched, we measured 41 inches from “pit-to-pit”. With slight stretch, the tape went to 48 inches.
A self-fabric “cord” holds the deep-V lace neckline in place, and tiny French seams are used for the side seams.
We offer this beauty as a wonderful boudoir gown that will be a joy to the fortunate buyer! It is ready to wear and fit for Today’s Star – YOU – the Leading Lady of your Life!
As always, if you want to see more pictures, please ask!