Mauve Lustre Gown - Designer Couture

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This highly collectable House of Bianchi vintage couture original is at least 50 years young and in fantastic condition. Stunning in colour and quality, this vintage fabric designed to flow and slink with you when worn to enhance YOU. The delicate design and, feminine cut of this dress makes this unique dress a style winner!

Wear this maxi in effortless chic with flats, strappy sandals for any elegant event or soiree.

Circa: 1940 - 1970
: Private Collector USA
Label House of Bianchi, Boston

Fabric: Cotton and Easy Care (Poly/Nylon/Acrylic/Acetate) blend wash
Condition: Excellent commensurate with age and love. Tiniest area of concern that could be repaired (as shown) and does not detract from wearing

Modern Size Indicator*:
 6 - 8
Measurement: Bust 38 cmWaist 30 cm, Hip 48 cm (Laid flat)
Vintage Size Indicator: na

Fit: Tailored at bust to fitted waist 
Fixture: Original

DESIGNER INFORMATION: Phyllis Bianchi began bridal gown House of Bianchi in Boston in the 1940s. Creating innovative approaches to the wedding gown industry through to the 1990s, with the 60s and 70s as the highlight of her designs. A well known trailblazer in the bridal fashion world she was the first inductee into the Bridal Hall of Fame. The House of Bianchi was known for paving the way and adapting to new fashion emerging in the 60s and 70s. 

NOTE: Sale Items/Damaged Items cannot be exchanged, refunded or returned. 

Our vintage items are rated as follows:
  • Excellent: Near or near to new quality, with no noted flaws and may often be presented in original packaging or, with original tags (deadstock) all commensurate with age and love
  • Very Good: May have some minor issue, as noted
  • Good: Some minor flaws which may be repairable, or may not detract from the garment when worn
  • Rescue: Flaws as described which may or may not detract when worn in most cases possibility of repair

We estimate sizes as current or, 'modern' sizing rather than vintage sizing as eras do vary.

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