x ARCHIVED rare Elegant Open Shoulder Black Evening Gown by Peggy Hunt/Jean Carol circa 1930s
1930s crepe rayon evening gown by the esteemed Peggy Hunt for her early label "Jean Carol Orginal Model". Her Jean Carol label drew clients including Marlene Dietrich and Mary Pickford, and was followed in the 1940s with her own label "Peggy Hunt".
The gown has Fortuny inspired openwork braid trimmed shoulders w/ silk velvet straps, heavy side metal zipper...impeccably made. Draped back, long looped "bows" at shoulders, slit sleeves. There are a few eensy "picks" on skirt toward the hem, but not truly obvious when worn. No fade, no holes, no stains, solid seams....just superb and wearable condition. A rare piece of fashion history. A very vintage gown with a very modern look.
35" bust, 26" waist, 38" hips, 16" bodice, 56" long