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1940s Lucy Secor gown

1940s Lucy Secor gown


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Very rare, C. early 1940s, original Lucy Secor crepe chiffon, bishop sleeve gown, with matching belt. I have never come across another one in a collection, as all are housed in museums. See link below :

HUGE floral bishop sleeves with smocked shoulders and bodice, original faux pearl buttons and tags. Matching silk slip. Side zip. 

Lucy Secor was a fashion label that opened in Melbourne, Australia in 1922, in the prestigious Collins St, which is now home to Chanel, Gucci, etc. They opened other stores in Perth, Sydney and Adelaide and flourished into the 1950s. They deregistered as a brand in 1989. 

Pre - 1950s Lucy Secor pieces are very rare and hard to come by, mainly due to the tiny population in Australia during that time and the hot climate. This piece is exceptionally well - maintained.

Note: the first images are shot on film, and the last two are digital. It is one piece, not two. 


Bust 34" - 36.5” -  bust is meant to billow, and be roomy) model is a 34" bust and it sits beautifully. 
Waist 28" without belt. Belt when snapped closed is 26.5” - snaps could easily be moved on belt. 
Hip open
Shoulder 14
Length 59

Slip has a lot of stretch, it is liquid silk satin. 

Bust - up to 36"
Waist - 26" - 31
Length - 59


Appears unworn, like new condition, astounding for age. A few loose threads on back of waist, very minimal. Price is based on rarity, and condition.