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This is a lovely dance costume dating to around the 1930's. It is made up of green silk velvet and chiffon. There are green silk velvet briefs under the chiffon skirts. There are 5 layers of chiffon to the skirt and the top layer has been delicately painted by hand with silver glitter paint, I would imagine this would have given a sparkly effect under the stage lights. There are also green and silver sequins decorating the costume and a small cap in the same hand painted fabrics that would have sat atop the dancers head. The costume fastens with a zip. Some of the edges are a little raw inside the costume but then it was only meant to be viewed on the outside. I cannot see any damage to the piece and it is in lovely vintage condition. Some of the silver does come off if it is brushed past but this has not affected the look of the costume. It is a very small size as I suppose the dancers were at that time. A lovely piece for display or for a collector.
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Green and yellow, Size: XS
Showgirl Costume - Silk Velvet and Chiffon, Circa 1930's
$100 USD SOLD
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