dating antique velvet gown - metal lace

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by Aimee, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. Aimee

    Aimee Registered Guest

    hello all - any help pinpointing date on this gown would be much appreciated.

    it looks very similar to a house of worth piece dated 1908 - the gown i have does not have any labels within bodice. there is metal embroidered lace beneath a sheer overlay at chest, with floral lace accenting.

    thank you for your help!

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  2. Jonathan

    Jonathan Trade Member

    1908 through to 1912 and even 1913 can look very much alike. It depends on whether its French couture, or Kansas City copy of a copy of a copy ready to wear... The skirt gradually gets tighter and the bodice less bloused, but otherwise they look a lot alike for 5 years. I suspect yours is somewhere in the middle - 1911ish
     
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  3. Aimee

    Aimee Registered Guest

    Thanks so much for helping date the garment - based on the photos I've given and these additional photos I'm attaching would you consider this possibly french couture? or kansas city copy? it appears to have a great deal of hand finishing but no label thanks again! _MG_5575.jpg
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  4. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

    It is a very pretty garment. I am not seeing it as couture. Although having it in hand to inspect it would give more clues, it does not appear have the bells and whistles we look for.

    I agree with Jonathan on the date range.
     
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  5. Aimee

    Aimee Registered Guest

    Thank you!
     

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