Posh Girl Vintage

1950's Long Striped Velvet Evening Gown

This is one of the most stunning vintage evening gowns we've ever had! Just amazing... Circa 1951...This dress is in the Elizabeth Taylor movie A Place In The Sun. In the scene where Elizabeth is at the 2nd formal party in a black gown. She walks by a lady wearing this dress on her left as she first enters the room. I'm almost certain it's this exact dress since we acquired this from a movie studio. The fabric is jet black silk velvet with a white & charcoal gray striped rayon or silk taffeta, very full long sweeping skirt. Bodice has boning in the front, side metal zipper, a little gather at the center bust, & a beautiful wrapped & drapey neckline & shoulder straps. Unlined. Very Dramatic.

Condition Details: Velvet has no holes or stains & not much wear. The skirt has some general all over wear. The gray stripes are almost perfect, not many problems or discoloration. The skirt has only about 3 pinholes, no repairs or big holes. The cream/white stripes do, however, have wear and some minor discolorations. The color is not bright white but more of a cream. I tried to show the flaws in the photos but they don't show up very well. We cleaned the skirt by hand & you can only see flaws when you look up close and pull the skirt out wide. We spent 4 hours cleaning & whitening the stripes & it can be made more perfect if you're really picky but we're leaving that up to the new owner. It's very wearable as is. Most of the wear is at the bottom near the hem. There's one area about 2" x 2" on the bottom hem that is a very light/faint orange sprinkle stain. Again, not too noticeable but we think it's better to be overly descriptive so it's in better condition than you expect when you receive the dress.

Label: None

Size: Aprox. a modern US 5/6/7

Bust: 34"

Waist: 26"

Hips: Full

Total length: Bodice 16.5" from top of shoulder - Skirt is 45" from waist seam

  • Item #: WP148
  • Era: 1950's
  • Size: Small/Medium
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Fabric: Silk Velvet, Taffeta

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