Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery


Stage Worn Opera Gown in
Handel's "ORLANDO"
Original Sketches from Designer Michael Stennett (don't come with the gown)

#5913 - c. 1986 JUNE ANDERSON Stage Worn Opera Gown and Original Massive Slip!  This EXTRAORDINARY, SUMPTUOUS gown arrived to me from the owner and WOWed me!  And as you can see from my website, it takes a lot to WOW me!!!  The gown weighs an astonishing 9 pounds and the half slip under weighs ANOTHER 9 pounds!!!  I have no idea how they moved in these gowns, but they did!  I have photos (don't come with the gown, just up on the website) of the original sketches by Michael Stennett (thank you Michael!!).  The gown is in a wearable size of 35" bust, 27" waist and 41" long from waist to hem in front, 70" long in back.  Excellent condition!!  This gown was designed by Mr. Stennett for Susan Patterson and created by the San Francisco Opera Company, and then worn by June Anderson the following year for the same production.   June Anderson's name is inside the gown, and Susan Patterson's name is inside the slip. Huge gold bullion tassels hang down the front, metallic embroidered fabrics.... just a masterpiece!  Breathtaking!   NEW LISTING! 

$ 12,500. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4/6
(check measurements above)

ITEM #5913
Please use this number to order