The old stand-by fabric, black crepe has been the go-to for dressy frocks at least since Queen Victoria’s time. In this case, it’s all Forties with slim lines, midi length, padded shoulders and those funny pouches that they used to like on the hips. Not pockets – these are just style elements and rather surprising because they certainly are not figure-enhancing! Oh, well, every decade has it’s style faux pas. I love everything else about this time.
This is a hand-made garment, likely one of a kind. Sequins and beads let this dress go on to cocktails and any other semi-formal evening events. Our heroine would step out with a fur wrap – I saw many of those in that city – mostly new, but a few examples of the wealth that was present back in the day.
I doubt that this one belonged to Eva, but you just never know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY