30s BLACK LACE FORMAL GOWN DRESS Walton Pierce
This is such a well made garment.
At the back the lace is gathered in a bustle effect.
It features a metal zipper, pinked seams, flowered lace which is very fine and delicate.
There is a layer of soft netting underneath the lace between the lining for a total of three layers of fabric. There are tiny snaps to hold the brassiere straps in place.
A velvet green ribbon over the bust. Velvet ribbon at the bodice & trim to the back.
About the Walton Pierce label.
Hickeys Walton Pierce, Men's & Women's Clothing Since 1900.
Walton Pierce was an upscale store located in Grosse Point, MI. It was established in 1925. It's workrooms were run by couturier Mrs. William Rust Pierce who dressed the upper class old Detroit society ladies and debutantes i.e. as in the Fords; automobile royalty.
It is very possible this dress could have been from their line of couture gowns. In 1966 Mrs. Pierce and her staff were known to have designed 40 for the couture collection that ranged from $1,100.00 to $1,900.00
Hickey’s Walton Pierce in Grosse Pointe is the outgrowth of two family-owned clothing stores: Hickey’s, founded in 1900 by Edward Hickey, and Walton Pierce, founded in 1925 by Henrietta Pierce. Current owners are William and Mary Jo Huntington.
Customers included the auto barons and their families. For example: Matilda Dodge Wilson, who had a preference for simply cut yet perfectly detailed clothing, not only purchased clothes from some of the area's leading department stores such as Walton-Pierce, but also from the finest Parisian couturiers including Callot Soeurs.
Bust 36 inches around.
Waist 34 inches around.
Hips 40 inches around.
Length 55 inches.
Metal back zipper opens to 10 inches.
Color is Black. Velvet ribbon is green.
This dress is cut on the bias, please keep that in mind when measuring your own body's measurements. When a dress is cut on a bias the measurements are not as generous, please allow 2 inches extra minimum.
Accessories not included.
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