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Vintage 1957 Bergdorf Goodman Couture Red Floral Silk Strapless Bustle Gown

$1,500Asking Price


In this gorgeous 1957 Bergdorf Goodman custom-made gown, the detailed construction and meticulous attention to detail are comparable to what you will find in modern Haute Couture. Sonia was the label for designer Sophie Sonia Rosenberg who was commissioned by high-end New York department stores to create luxurious creations. This captivating garment is fashioned from vibrant ruby-red and black watercolor striped floral silk satin. The bodice is an alluring sculpted shelf-bust fully boned strapless. The hourglass nipped waist full-length skirt flows in a perfect "Old Hollywood" swing style. The gorgeous back bustle design gives the garment so much depth and texture. A pure work of art and a study in dressmaking technique. Breathtaking and timeless; I totally imagine this gliding down the red carpet. Measurements Bust:35-36 inches Waist:27 inches Hips:up to 40 inches Length top to waist:10 inches Length waist to hem:41 inches This 1957 Sonia for Bergdorf Goodman designer gown is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working back zipper and inner support boning. Zipper may have been replaced. This garment is truly stunning and an investment piece that will only increase in value.


  • Designer
    Sophie Sonia Rosenberg
  • Brand
    Sonia Gowns of New York
  • Dimensions
    Bust: 36 in. (91.44 cm)Waist: 27 in. (68.58 cm)Hip: 38 in. (96.52 cm)
  • Style
    Old Hollywood (In the Style Of)
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
  • Material Notes
    Silk, Satin, Boning
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Not sure if zipper was replaced at some point.
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3092851013

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    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Beverly Hills, CA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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