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  • Preowned 1960s Couture Gustave Tassell Pleated Silk Dress
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    Preowned 1960s Couture Gustave Tassell Pleated Silk Dress
    This Is A Very Rare, Museum Quality Example Of Gustave Tassell, Who Was One Of The Great American Couturiers. Example Of His Work Are Extremely Hard To Come By And Most Are Only Found In Museum Collections! For Those Not Familiar With His Work, Tassell Won A Coty Award In 1962, Was Worn By Jacqueline Kennedy And Designed For The House Of Norell When Normal Norell Died. This Piece Predates His Work For Norell And Is Form The Period Between1959-1972 When He Was Running His Own Couture House.Making This Particular Dress Even A Little More Special Is That It Was Owned By Loretta Young. Inside The Lining Of The Dress Is A Hang Tag With Her Name On It. I Have No Other Provenance Then That And Have Had This In My Archives For Years And Years. At The Time When I Bought It The Owner Had Said That It Was Bought An An Auction And I Had No Reason To Not Take That At Face Value. Oscar Winner, Loretta Young Was A Beautiful Actress Who Had A Long Standing Film Career. She Was Reputed To Have Had An Affair With Clark Gable And Became A Household Name With Her Tv Show The Loretta Young Show. I Believe This Dress To Have Been From Or About The Time Period Of Her Tv Show (1953-61)The Dress Itself Is Extraordinary. It Has A Sculptural Feel To It And Is Almost Regal In Its Line And Cut. The Heavy Ribbed Silk Fabric Is Showcased To The Extreme And Indeed It Seems The Fabric Becomes A Design Element Itself. Off The Body It Seems Even More Structured And Retains All The Wonderful Shape You See Here. On The Body Those Strict Architectural Influences Lines Somehow Transform And Become Easy To Wear. The Bodice Skims Over The Body And Molds To A Ribbon Highlight Waist. The Skirt Is Just A Masterpiece Of Construction With Deep Pleats Set Between The Wide Panels Of Fabric. Pockets Lie Hidden Under The Fold At The Front For An Extra Bit Of Chic. It Is A Rare Dress With A Fabulous Hollywood Pedigree And Even Beyond That, Is A Stunning Example Of A Great American Couturier. Excellent ConditionFully Lined Through The Bodice In A Fine, High Grade, Hand Set, Cream Silk And Is Interlined Through The Skirt With A Silk Organza And Then Has In Inner Silk Skirt For The Lining. It Closes With A Back Painted, Hand Set, Metal Zipper. Hand Finished. The Silk Satin Belt Is Partially Attached To The Waist And Snaps Into Place Around The Waist Where It Is Not, It Closes Under The Bow With Hook & Eye. Each Pocket Is Lined In A High Grade Silk.Sleeves: 21.5"Shoulders: 15"Bust: 17" Flat Across From Side Seam To Side SeamWaist: 15" Flat Across From Side Seam To Side SeamInner Skirt Hips: 20" Flat Across From Side Seam To Side SeamLength: 37.5" From Neck To HemModern Sizing Equivalent: Sml-MedThis Garment Has Been Professionally Cleaned, Pressed And Is Odor Free. Thoroughly Checked Over Before Shipping, It Will Be Ready To Wear Upon Arrival.
  • Preowned Gustave Tassell 1956 Brocade Evening Dress Size 12.
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    Preowned Gustave Tassell 1956 Brocade Evening Dress Size 12.
    Gustave Tassell 1956 Black & Gold Brocade Evening Dress And Is A Size 12 But Please See & Use The Measurements Below So That You Can Measure Your Waist To Make Sure This Is Your Size And Will Fit The Way Gustave Wanted It To... Dress Is Silk Lined. Brocade Evening Dresses Are All The Rage Right Now And This Vintage Timeless Brocade Evening Dress Was The Original Forerunner Of This Trend. This Tassell Stunning Evening Dress Belonged To The Granddaughter Of One Of The Founders Of Sears And Her Husband Served In The Carter White House And Before This Lady Passed Away Was A Founder, Along With Robert Redford, Of The Institute For Resource Management. To Say This Evening Dress Is Stunning Would Be An Understatement..Measurements Are:40. 1/2" Bust35" Waist47" Dress Height.
  • Preowned Gustave Tassell 1958 Evening Gown With Jacket Size 14.
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    Preowned Gustave Tassell 1958 Evening Gown With Jacket Size 14.
    Gustave Tassell Circa 1958 Two Piece Plum Brocade Evening Gown With Cropped Jacket Is A Size 14 But Please See & Use The Measurements Below So That You Can Properly Measure Your Lovely Body To Make Certain This Will Fit The Way Gustave Wanted It To...with Your Skilled Professional Tailor This Piece Can Be Custom To Fit Your Body. Cropped Jacket With 3/4 Length Sleeves Buttons On The Back. Gown & Jacket Both Beautifully Lined And Hand-Sewn. This Plum Color Gown Is Red Carpet Worthy And What A Statement Piece It Is. This Item Is From The Estate Of The Granddaughter Of One Of The Founders Of Sears. She Was Married To A Man That Served In The Carter White House And They Entertained Frequently. This Woman Never Left The House In Work Out Clothes Or Running Shoes, Oh Those Were The Days!Measurements Are:Gown:43" Bust36" Waist46. 1/2" Hips55" Gown HeightJacket:45. 1/2" Bust14" Jacket Height3/4 Sleeve Length3 Fabric Covered Buttons On Back.
  • Preowned Gustave Tassell 1960 Black Silk Long Coat Size 12.
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    Preowned Gustave Tassell 1960 Black Silk Long Coat Size 12.
    Gustave Tassell For Rich's Department Store In Atlanta 1960 Black Raw Silk Long Coat With Slit Is A Size 12 But Please See & Use Measurements Below So You Can Properly Measure Your Body To Make Certain This Will Fit. Keep In Mind That With Your Professional Skilled Tailor This Long Coat Can Be Tailored To Fit Your Body. Silk Lining And Beautifully Constructed. Tassell Was A Label That Stood For Quality. This Piece Belonged To The Granddaughter Of One Of The Founders Of Sears And Her Husband Served In The Carter White House. Every Item In Her Closet Was Carefully Chosen. Wear This Vintage Treasure With Your 70S Ysl Tuxedo LadiesMeasurements Are:39" Bust36" Waist24. 1/2" Sleeves62" Coat Height.
  • Preowned Gustave Tassell 1965 Wool Dress With Jacket Size 12 / 14.
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    Preowned Gustave Tassell 1965 Wool Dress With Jacket Size 12 / 14.
    Gustave Tassell For Rich's Department Store In Atlanta 1965 Nubby Wool Sleeveless Dress With Cropped Jacket Is A Size 12 / 14 But Please See And Use The Measurements Below So You May Properly Measure Your Body To Make Certain This Will Fit. Having Your Professional Tailor Fit This Piece For Your Body Is A Consideration. The Modern Square Silver Buttons On Jacket Gives This The Tassell Touch. Pleated Sides On The Dress Provides Movement When In Motion. Dress & Jacket Both Beautifully Lined. This Vintage Treasure Once Belonged To The Granddaughter Of One Of The Founders Of Sears And Her Husband Served Under The Carter White House. It's Impeccable And Timeless.Measurements Are:Dress:41" Bust35" Waist46" Hips42" Dress Height.Jacket:43" Bust22" Sleeves18" Jacket Height.
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