Oh, I LOVE this! Been looking for just the right one for a long time and here it is – in my favorite color (or one of them . . . . . . . . .).
This style dates from the 1920’s in Shanghai, China and the custom-tailoring is so classic and timeless that I can’t date this dress exactly. It could be true vintage or made recently – but – one rarely sees the pure classic style done so well in recent years. And, it is 100% embroidered silk, which is also a rarity. This may not be the case with garments made for Chinese women, but anything on sale for tourists or the larger market is usually of a lower quality, in my experience.
Anyway, I’m totally thrilled! So perfect for a cocktail party. I’ve had this frock in my sights for several years . . . . . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY