Posh Girl Vintage

1940's Kathryn Kuhn Gown

I'm very excited about this vintage late 40's early 50's dress / long gown. It was hand made by Kathryn Kuhn who was a well known dress maker and costume designer for many Broadway plays & movies &, according to the New York Times, for the Ziegfeld Follies in 1946, and Sonja Henie. This is a one of a kind hand sewn gown! I do not know at this point what production this dress was in, but it sure looks to be an entertainers dress. The sheer high cut leg is one clue to this as well as the bodice construction inside.
 It will be easy to have a liner sewn underneath if you don't want to show so much leg but we're leaving this all original except for a few small seam repairs. It's black silk chiffon with white sequins in the shape of stars, lined in black taffeta with layers of silk chiffon on top. Metal zipper in the back. Bodice is pretty heavily boned and under wire cups. This was a costume and will make an amazing evening dress for some lucky girl! This is a real original vintage burlesque dress gown.
  • Specialty Item NOT returnable! - Price reflects condition but it's worth well over $1,500 as is now!
  • Don't forget we have layaway.

Condition Details: This dress is sold as-is. It was worn in theater shows and the inside shows this. The outside is pretty nice and not many flaws but a few small ones. The seam edges around the top bust need repairs. The inside liner has a few holes and faded spots. You can easily restore this dress/gown but we are selling it for you to restore. The edges are a bit freyed where it touched the floor... This was a show girls dress.

Label: Kathryn Kuhn

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

Bust: 34"

Waist: 26"

Hips: 36"

Total length: 58"

  • Item #: PB441
  • Era: 1940's
  • Size: Medium
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Fabric: Chiffon

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