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Gown comes with a Sleeveless jacket of the same Sheer Mint Green Silk with a long scarf-like lapel that reaches the floor!
New with tags, never worn - may only need a pressing!
Other Harold Levine Boutique - Bonwit Teller Mother's Dress
NEW with TAG - VINTAGE GOWN - Harry Levine Boutique at Bonwit Teller is a true piece of Fashion History!!
New Silk over what appears to be Polyester lining (dress does not say)
Designed for the Harold Levine Boutique exclusively with Bonwit Teller (history below)
Original Price: $490 - original tag attached!
Made in the U.S.A
Tag Size 12, todays Size 10
This Beautiful Gown comes from my smoke-free, pet-free Home to Yours
Beautiful Classic Style - Sheath Lining with Sheer Ballgown Outer
Sheer Mint Green Silk with Mint Green Lining - Scoop neck front, soft V-neck back with zipper
and Beautiful Silver Beaded Waistband
Long sheer sleeves with elastic at the wrists
Sleeveless jacket of the same Sheer Mint Green Silk with long scarf-like lapel that reaches the floor!
Color is Consistent throughout! There appears to be a variation in the photos - it is the lighting not the fabic :)
Excellent Condition - Only needs Professional Steaming or Professional Pressing
Hand finished inside binding
Four small flaws - a small pull on sleeve, a small pull on body, two difficult to detect light pen marks - one on body, one on back near zipper
If you are interested, I will forward you photographs of these parts of the dress (unfortunately, oncewed only has space for five photos per posting)
Gown comfortably fits measurements: 38 - 28 - 38 (internal lining is 38" at the hips, the outer sheer fabric is very full)
1990's Size 12 - which is closer to today''s Size 10
Chest measures - 38"
Waist measures - 28"
Liner Hips measure - 38"
From Shoulder to Ankle - 56"
Shoulder to Armpit - 8.5"
Sleeve Length, Shoulder to Wrist - 26" with elastic as the wrist
Sleeve Length, Armpit to Wrist - 19"
Bonwit Teller & Co History:
Bonwit Teller & Co. was a luxury department store in New York City founded by Paul Bonwit in 1895 at Sixth Avenue and 18th Street, and later a chain of department stores. In 1897 Edmund D. Teller was admitted to the partnership and the store moved to 23rd Street, east of Sixth Avenue. Bonwit specialized in high-end women's apparel at a time when many of its competitors were diversifying their product lines, and Bonwit Teller became noted within the trade for the quality of its merchandise as well as the above-average salaries paid to both buyers and executives. The partnership was incorporated in 1907 and the store made another move, this time to the corner of Fifth Avenue and 38th Street.
Throughout much of the twentieth century, Bonwit Teller was one of a group of upscale department stores on Fifth Avenue that catered to the "carriage trade". Among its most notable peers were Peck & Peck, Saks Fifth Avenue and B. Altman and Company; the Bonwit Teller brand is now defunct.
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