What is this Tina Leser garment?

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by fuzzylizzie, Mar 13, 2004.

  1. fuzzylizzie

    fuzzylizzie Trade Member

    This item is just gorgeous, but what exactly is it? The skirt zips, and the bodice buttons. My thinking is that it is a hostess gown, but it is pretty elaborate.

    <img src=http://members.sparedollar.com/fuzzylizzie/leser.jpg>
    Front - fabric is embroidered.

    <img src=http://members.sparedollar.com/fuzzylizzie/leser1.jpg>
    Close-up

    <img src=http://members.sparedollar.com/fuzzylizzie/leser2.jpg>
    It back of the skirt has almost a bustle effect. Not quite a train, but a lot of fullness.

    <img src=http://members.sparedollar.com/fuzzylizzie/leser3.jpg>

    Any ideas?

    Lizzie
     
  2. bartondoll

    bartondoll Guest

    Wow...is that all embroidered?

    If it buttoned all the way down, I would say that it would look great
    with the skirt opened up and tight aqua slacks worn underneath.

    I'm guessing that it is a hostess gown, but not for any soiree that
    was serving chips & dip!

    Sue:)
     
  3. fuzzylizzie

    fuzzylizzie Trade Member

    Yes, it is all embroidered! Pretty impressive. I didn't wear it at our Super Bowl party, that's for sure!

    Lizzie
     
  4. bartondoll

    bartondoll Guest

    Lizzie, I'm wondering if this would be mall shop material?

    Sue:)
     
  5. bigchief

    bigchief Alumni

    Tina Lesser was known for incorporating ethnic designs & techniques in to her work, wasn't she? If so this [gown] would certainly be representative of that aspect.

    I have no idea of what it is, other than an amazing piece of craftsmanship. Funny, the skirt says ballgown, the bodice says... Little Home on the Prairie?!

    There, that was <i>very</i> helpful, wasn't it?! (sorry!)

    :)

    Carolyn
     

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