1930'S MAGGY ROUFF HAUTE COUTURE DIAPHANOUS SILK GOWN W/CAPE|
Parisian designer, Maggy Rouff was the daughter of the couple that founded the House of Drecoll. In the late 20's she and her husband formed their the House of Rouff in Paris.
Her amazing intellectual prowess combined with a skillful fashion ingenuity produced designs of the 1930's that were innovative, feminine and elegant. What set Rouff apart from the other couturiers of the day was her ability to create an elegant frock and skillfully accent the garment in ways to draw attention and uniqueness to the dress. The result was her ability to add a dramatic entertaining fashion statement with tremendous visual appeal.
An example of her imaginative appeal is featured in this 30's evening ensemble fashioned of pale petal pink silk chiffon bias cut gown with a rich plum silk chiffon cape. An eyecatching combination. Sleeveless dress with a nice sweep and train features bands of plum iridill beads at waist, shoulder and band above the triangular open back . The plum chiffon floor length cape is shirred at neckline and shoulders. Ensembles in excellent condition are rare to market.
A few versions of this ensemble with different capes were featured in magazines of the day of which this is one ( see ad).
Bust: 36": waist: 30"; front length: 56"; back length: 59";
Condition: excellent; very light stains at hem and under arms; unlabeled; no under slip.