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(Left) Dress, early 1930’s? - Bust is 81cm/32in, about a size 4 UK/0 US.
(Right) Dress by Bechoff, ca 1929 Paris - Bust is 86-92cm/34-36in, about a size 8-12 UK/4-8 US.
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(Left) Dress, early 1930’s? - Bust is 81cm/32in, about a size 4 UK/0 US.

(Right) Dress by Bechoff, ca 1929 Paris - Bust is 86-92cm/34-36in, about a size 8-12 UK/4-8 US.

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Wedding or court presentation dress, early 1930’s England - Bust is 81cm/32in, about a size 4 UK/0 US.
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(Left) Evening dress, late 1930’s - Bust is 86cm/34in, about a size 8 UK/4 US.
(Right) Evening dress, ca 1940 - Measurements are the same as the other evening dress.
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Wedding or court presentation dress, early 1930’s England - Bust is 81cm/32in, about a size 4 UK/0 US.

Below:

(Left) Evening dress, late 1930’s - Bust is 86cm/34in, about a size 8 UK/4 US.

(Right) Evening dress, ca 1940 - Measurements are the same as the other evening dress.

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Garden party dress, ca 1931-35
Bust is 86cm/34in, about a size 8 UK/4 US.
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Garden party dress, ca 1931-35

Bust is 86cm/34in, about a size 8 UK/4 US.

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Garden party dress, 1930-35
Bust is 86-92cm/34-36in, about a size 8-12 UK/4-8 US.
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Garden party dress, 1930-35

Bust is 86-92cm/34-36in, about a size 8-12 UK/4-8 US.

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(Left) Evening dress, 1930’s - Bust is 102cm/40in, about a size 20 UK/16 US.
(Right) Dress, early 1930’s
The lot contains several other dresses from the 1920’s-30’s and two coats.
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(Left) Evening dress, 1930’s - Bust is 102cm/40in, about a size 20 UK/16 US.

(Right) Dress, early 1930’s

The lot contains several other dresses from the 1920’s-30’s and two coats.

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charlestonmuseum:

Light green satin evening dress, c. 1932. This stylish gown with a magnificent Art Deco design rhinestone ornamentation on the back was worn by the donor’s sister, Eleanor Middleton Rutledge Hanson (1894-1966) for her second court visit at Buckingham Palace in 1932. There is a matching shoulder cape.

Eleanor met Annapolis graduate Ralph Trowbridge Hanson at the Charleston Navy Yards and married him in 1915. His Naval service took him to many posts, including London where he served at the assistant naval attaché at the American Embassy. While in England, the Hansons were commanded to appear twice at the Court of St. James while Andrew W. Mellon was the American Ambassador.

This dress is currently on exhibit in Charleston Couture. Come visit it for yourself!

TEXTILE TUESDAYS: Each Tuesday we post a piece from our textile collection.  Some items have been on exhibit, some will eventually be shown in our new Historic Textiles Gallery and some may be just too fragile to display. We hope you enjoy our selection each week – do let us know if there’s something in particular you’d like to see on TEXTILE TUESDAY! #TextileTuesday

Court presentation dress by Boué Soeurs, 1932-34 France (worn in the UK), the Met Museum

Court presentation dress by Boué Soeurs, 1932-34 France (worn in the UK), the Met Museum

Ballgown by Germaine Monteil, early 1930’s France
Day dress, early 1930’s
Shoes, 1930-35 United States, MFA Boston
Cover of The American Magazine by Hayden Hayden, August 1932

Cover of The American Magazine by Hayden Hayden, August 1932

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