Mainbocher Lace Dress & Cape

Mainbocher was the only American designer to run a Couture House in Paris. He designed for many of the most famous names in cafe society, and is known for designing Wallis Simpson's wedding gown for her marriage to the Duke of Windsor.

He returned to America in 1940 and set up his business next door to Tiffany in New York. This dress is from the early years of his return to America. Delicate black lace is finely pleated for the dress and matching cape. The dress has satin straps and a satin band at the bodice trimmed with a matching black satin rose. The bodice is finely pleated and accented with a black satin cummerbund over a long lace skirt. There is a metal zipper at the left side and the dress is fully lined in black silk. The matching cape has a wide black satin band above the sheer pleated lace. There are two narrow lace ties to keep the cape in place. Both the dress and cape are in excellent condition, with a very minor bit of fraying on one strap.


Bust 32"
Waist 24"
Hips 34"
Length shoulder to hem 56"

Item: CD31-7450

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