1920s Blue Velvet Gown Rhinestones Tassel Draping, Large - AS IS Vintage Dress
Era - 1920s
Measurements - roughly 54 inches long and 50 inches wide under the arms
Label - none
Fabric - silk velvet
Cleaning - This item has not been cleaned due to it's condition. It was hung outside to air. It does not smell musty, but it does have an old fabric smell
Rich turquoise velvet dress with rhinestones set in the velvet around the neck and the arm openings and in strips down each side on the front and the back. There is a large decoration on the lower front with rhinestones across the top and on the rayon braids which open to fringe tassels at the bottom. There is a wide band of gathered fabric around the dropped waist with a section of fanned velvet on each side with many more rhinestones. The front of the skirt is pulled up in a drape and attached to the sides with another velvet piece that has rhinestones on it. The gathered band at the waist continues on the back and there are rhienstones set in the velvet around the back of the neck and it 2 lines down the back. The dress has a little chiffon lining in the neckline, otherwise there is no lining, no openings.
Condition - Fair condition, not wearable in current condition.
The velvet on the upper half of bodice is lightly faded and yellowed and it is dry - my finger went through the shoulder when I picked up the dress.
1+ inch hole on the front of shoulder and tearing on the top of the other shoulder.
There is discolor under the fronts of the arms.
Three large yellow fade marks on the front of the skirt.
The sides of the skirt are open/unsewn. I don't know if the dress was made this way or maybe it was in the process of being altered.
Although the velvet is dry and delicate near the top, through the skirt it feels goods, but it has yellowing and browning on the back.
Scattered brown spots, a few small holes.
The velvet is wrinkled, some flat spots, needs a thorough steaming