vintage 1950s metallic brocade evening gown / VOGUE Special Design pattern S 4270 / halter dress XS
Stunning bronze and blue brocade gown created from the VOGUE Special Design pattern S 4270, dated 1951.
Halter neck, full length skirt with volume sweep, hidden Talon zip up the back center.
Brocade is a deep cornflower blue with bronze vine and floral with pale golden yellow detailing. Looks and feels like a silk brocade, possibly with low to moderate rayon content. Moderate weight.
The bodice is fully lined in blue cotton sateen- lining is faced inward so there are no visible seams; appears hand finished.
Dress is machine made, skirt is unlined.
Very well constructed- "VOGUE Special Design" label is at neck.
Condition is very good- there is a small bit of pulling/ strain at the bodice seaming. A few slight runs to the skirt fabric. Spotlessly clean, appears very seldom worn and very well kept. Ready to debut on the red carpet or at a formal event- absolutely now of a kind!
Pattern description: "Halter Evening Dress: Full eight gored skirt in two lengths joins the fitted bodice at waist-line. Right side of bodice front extends over gathered bust fullness. Halter neck-band. Centre-back closing for slide fastener."
*Pattern images are provided for reference only.
for handy reference- the mannequin shown is 32- 1/2" at the chest, 24" at the waist and 35" at the hips- the dress fits her modern US size 2/4 frame well.
32" bust- 16" across, with 1"- 2" of play per breast
58" hip allowance
144" hem sweep/ circumference
10- 1/2" front bodice length (from top of either center great to waistline)
6- 1/2" back bodice length (from zipper to waistline)
42" skirt length (from waistline to hem)
16- 1/2" strap length, at 1- 3/8" width
50" overall side length