(SOLD) Grecian Goddess! Mint 1930’s Silk Chiffon ‘Waffle-Smocked’ Peignoir Set Sz- 36-50 (Item #966)
Please do NOT attempt to purchase, as this item has been SOLD. This item is viewable for reference purposes, and for a short time only.
This is a recent addition to Richard's Collection in our New Jersey ‘HQ’ of Silver Screen Loungerie. It is, beyond any doubt, the most heavenly ensemble of any that we’ve ever seen! Click on any of our 'Gloria' models to find our special boutiques!
We at Silver Screen Loungerie, are committed to offering vintage lingerie items of the highest quality possible. While we sometimes find the occasional “new/old stock” piece, most of our items have been either gently or moderately worn by a previous owner. By definition, “vintage” means “old”, and we take great care in restoring items – as much as possible – to their original beauty.
This robe and gown features unique smocking, which is created by the way silk threads intersect in the smocked areas. No elastics are used, and both pieces of the set were cut using the entire 48” width of the roll of fabric. Were it not for the “smocking”, the bust, waist and hip measurements would be 96 inches!! Both pieces are tagged as a “40”.
This extraordinary ensemble has never been worn, and has only a few tiny pinholes, (just below the gown’s midriff smocking), and they are completely concealed by the many gathers (folds) in this area. Yes…. All 9 fabric-covered buttons and their loops are there, and in perfect condition! We buttoned just a few of them.
The fabric is a very-sheer silk chiffon that is in near-mint condition. “Chiffon” is a unique weave of silk, (and also of rayon), where the inside surface looks and feels identical to the outside. Turn the garment inside-out, and you’ll not see or feel any difference!
The set has no maker’s label, but was made (in 1930s Japan?) to the highest dress-making standards. We note the tiny, satin ‘heart’ appliqués on both necklines. The attention to detail is amazing, and causes us to believe that this was a custom-made ensemble. Essentially, it’s a “one-of-a-kind” set!
As worn by 5’ – 11” size 33 ‘Gloria’, the set falls to her ankles. As always, the stated measurements are those of the garments themselves. Your own body measurements should be less.
This marvelous ensemble is as ready to wear as it originally was, and is fit for a Star – YOU – the Leading Lady of your Life!