Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery
#3353 - c. 1929 Bonwit Teller & Co. Ecru Silk Satin Wedding Gown! I do hope this woman got married prior to October 23rd when the stock market began its crash in 1929. We know she had plenty of money to purchase the gown since it comes from the prestigious Bonwit Teller, Fifth Avenue, New York. Simple elegance with drama! Low "v" neck with row of grosgrain ribbon bows down front. Mid-layer of the triple layered tiered skirt cascades into rounded train. At first glance, the gown looks nearly perfect! However, the beaded shoulders, I believe, are overlays which cover some weakening of fabric at the shoulders. Since the rest of the gown seems quite strong, I'm assuming that the gown was improperly stored over the years and hung on - dare I say it? - perhaps a wire hanger which may have created some damage. It's an exquisite gown for display or collection as is. Amazing design!!
SOLD - but on display in Museum Category for Research/Study