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1960s Green & Gold Metallic Brocade Gown - Medieval Princess Style


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

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From the 60s here's a Paris couture ball gown made in a beautiful green & gold metallic brocade fabric designed by Josy May.

This fabulous piece was acquired from the estate of the wife of a wealthy financier and recipient of the Order of Canada. Her husband's family was a very prominent Montreal family. Obviously, she had many occasions to wear formal ball gowns, and she bought much of her wardrobe in Paris from various couturiers. Although I haven't been able to find anything out about Josy May, this dress features quality fabric and striking form. The neckline is made in a wide V shape and the sleeves have a slight bell form that emanates in a slit and pointed shape at the end. The dress is full length with a wide pleat at the front that starts at the waist and widens to the bottom. The dress is lined in green silk and does up the back with a fine tooth painted metal zipper.

Label: Josy May Paris 8e 7. rue Richepance. The rue Richepance (Richepanse) was also where Pierre Cardin opened his first atelier in 1950, at number 10.

Color: Green and metallic gold

Material: Silk Brocade - The pattern features metallic gold squares woven over a thick corde silk.

Sizing: No size is indicated, and although this should fit a medium size, please note the following measurements for fit:

Shoulders: 14" across shoulder seam to shoulder seam

Sleeves: 24 1/2" long

Sleeve Inseam: 17"

Bust: 35" around

Waist: 30" around

Hips: 36" around

Hemline: 64" around falling naturally, 104" around fully extended out

Length: 53"

It's in very good condition with no wear, tear, stains or odors. This dress looks like it saw very little use and was very well cared for over the years.

This is a quality piece.....super fabric and striking style, sure to be noticed! It is a bit of a Medieval Queen meets Star Trek in style!