Vintage 1940s Metallic Gold Lamé Evening Dress, John Pratt

$175.00

Amazing vintage 1940's dark gold lamé evening dress labeled John Pratt. When the light hits this baby, she has the most amazing spellbinding gleam. Styled with a merlot trimmed square cut neckline, long lightly gathered puffed sleeves accentuated with short flared inner padding, gathered upper bust, flattering seamed fitted waist and a gathered floor length skirt. She closes center back with a metal zipper. Unlined with exception of bodice. There is also a hand written tag which I believe says "Vollman" stitched inside bodice - possibly the stage actor's last name if worn for theater.

About the designer: After some digging, I found that John Pratt a Canadian-born designer worked at the costume dept. at NY’s Federal Theater. He designed for Katherine Dunham: a dancer, performer, instructor, anthropologist, actor and activist, whom he married which at the time defied cultural norms. There’s an amazing account of Katherine Dunham’s legacy at the Missouri Historical Society. If interested in the link please message me.

Best Fit: S/M - M
Bust: 34"
Waist: 28"
Hip: Free
Front Length: 57"
Back Length: 58"
Shoulder Width: 13 1/2"
Sleeve Length: 29 1/4" (top shoulder seam to pointed hem)

Condition: Very Good!
Tear to lamé at right underarm with some stress here at sleeve seam (last pic). Side seams taken in - you can see extra stitches on inside. Please enlarge for detail.

Enjoy!

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