An elaborate hand made regal doll costume for the French Fashion type body doll. So much hand work went into making this ensemble! Beautiful purple silk velvet trimmed in cream velvet with lots and lots of hand sewn glass beading; some on the bodice and accompanying hat but all along the bottom glass beaded flowers.
The dress has a nice long train on it and measures about 16" from the top of the shoulder to the bottom in the front, 20" long in the back from the neckline down, 4" across flat on the waist, 6" long sleeves. The pointy hat is 5 1/2" in the front and 8" back with an 8" circumference; the blusher is 10" netting in the front and 25" in the back. There is no closure, only a pin so it can accommodate the dolls bust line.
It is in very good condition but there are two fading lines that go down the back (see 3rd to last photo) with the veil over it not really noticeable; also, there is some aging to the cream velvet trim in places along the bottom. I have hand cleaned it only and did not attempt to use oxyclean. The dress is in very strong condition but should can only be hand cleaned in my opinion and should not be immersed.
I have no idea when it was made as it is unsigned, untagged, but if you like to play dress up with dolls, your doll will look like a queen in this outfit!
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