1920 French Crushed Velvet Flapper Vintage Party Dress
1929 French Flapper Party Dress with velvet godets, decorative flounces with insert lace.
Label Orange, Couturier Atelier des Models 26 Place Vendome Paris
The dress is completely lined.
The lining of the dress is in excellent condition with minor fraying at the neck from age.
There is no zipper or buttons on this dress. It must go on over the head.
Use a dry-cleaner that has handled antique textiles.
Measurements were taken flat and seam to seam:
This dress is meant to be worn loose, please allow 1 inch of ease for comfort.
Fabric: Silk Velveteen
Dress Runs Small.
Bust: 36 inches
Waist: 34 inches
Hip; 36 to 39 inches
Length of skirt: 16 3/4 inches
Length of shoulder to drop waist: 25 inches
The lace sleeves are very small and fit tight. The fabric of the dress has some stretch to it. However, this dress is not meant to be worn tight. It should be worn loose.
++Condition: There are some condition issues. There was a hole on the shoulder that has been repaired. Sewing repairs were made to the godett or front flounce. The label came loose during cleaning and has been re-sewn into place.Many of the issues with the lace has been repaired by darning and sewing by hand. All repairs that have been made to this dress while I have owned it were made by a knowledgeable tailor. There are older repairs, which were already present. A place in the skirt where a velvet insert was added to make the skirt wider. You can see the difference in the velveteen, when you turn the dress inside out. There is a worn area in the velvet close to the hem in the back which is close to wearing a small hole.
This dress was dated to 1929 by the original owner, whose mother wore it. Considering the age of the dress it is in good condition and can be worn.
If you have any questions, please contact me.