Sunday, June 18, 2017

Ball Gown Wiggle Dress HollyWood AB Sparkling Sequin Mid Century Hong Kong GLAM Charity Sale at Kirsten Earrings by Mom Tulsa Oklahoma

What's New for FALL ?  
 Vintage Quality ! 

At Auction NOW for Charity ~ Low starting price ...

Identical gown sold by
Gene Shelly's Boutique Internationale

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Identical gown sold by
Gene Shelly's Boutique Internationale

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Identical gown sold by
Gene Shelly's Boutique Internationale

A Midsummer Night's Dream of a Sale !  

From a high end Tulsa estate ... 
A vintage 60's or 70's sparkly glamorous exotic shimmering quality 

evening ball gown of textile artistry !   
PLUS Your Choice of Free Pair of Earrings from my shoppe ! 
Let me know which pair, on check out, or I will choose for you.  

New  !  This is a charity sale, so 10% will go to Doctors Without Borders or the charity of your choice. 
I put in a couple previous pictures that I'd taken to further illustrated the softness of the collar 
area and the quality of the matching needlework 

across the zipper .  It is over the top amazing.  
The dark picture makes it look yellow.  It's not.  

It is built on ivory cream colored super soft wool.  

Also, I added in the picture showing the tag, 

provenance of a local Tulsa estate. 
I added the neck circumference and the stretch-ability in the hips, waist, bust and thighs.  

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To the right home !  Mom 


Measurements :
Bust:  32"     inches or approx. 81cm    with 4-6 inch stretch
Waist :  24.5"     inches or approx. 61cm     with 4-8 inch stretch
Hips: 35"    inches or approx. 89cm     with 6-8 inch stretch
Other measurements: 
Shoulder to Hem Length:  58"     or approximately 147cm
Waist to Hem : 38.5" or 98cm   
Shoulder to Shoulder: 15.5" or 39cm
Back Zipper length opening from neck to bottom of zipper: 17.5" or approx. 44cm

Bell bottom sleeve: 15" around or approx. 38cm 
Neck : 15.5" or 39cm

Measure yourself to make sure these measurements fit your needs ! 
This gown has the ability to fit a larger shapely figure as the material naturally expands and form fits !

Identical gown sold by
Gene Shelly's Boutique Internationale

Bringing in the excitement of the eras of rock n roll and disco !
A modern formal ball gown.  A long full length glamour fairy flower floral leaf maxi mock neck gown ~ 
with flare bell long sleeves ~  Perfect for a Winter Queen !

A fine example of luxurious fashion from an oil dynasty of the late 1960's or mid 70's ~ 
From Tulsa, the Oil Capitol of the World !  

Ready to Wear Again this Fall !   
Christmas or New Year's Eve !  
Description:  This is a pristine worn once evening gown from the 1960's and 70's ~ think Jean Patou for one. A floor length gown, un lined, studded with AB rhinestones and sequins.  This gown is at least 40 years old if the Hinderliter tag reads 1976.  If it reads 1970, the gown may be 45+ years old.   The date may have been put there by the cleaners, and the gown may be yet older.  By the sleek simple style and bell bottom sleeves, it is definitely from the 60's or 70's.   In the Easter or Oriental style
of the Cheongsam simple lined dress. It is rhinestone crystal ab jeweled, hand-beaded, with a hidden middle backside zipper, totally professionally ensconced 
in the magnificent sequin floral design !  It is the most beautiful lovely shade of pale golden cream, pure couture museum quality perfection. 
Simple a-line with high mock neckline framed with unparalleled sparkly ab rhinestones crystal jewels.  
The substantial weight of the adorned gown displays high-end luxury.  
Total weight is just over 4.5 pounds. 
The color scheme of this long evening ball gown really calls to great designs of the time and before.  
The color is ivory cream with champagne gold ivory pink and blue, bronze, with faint hints of amethyst, jonquil and peridot. Jeweled, hand-beaded with set in aurora borealis rhinestones and sequins as well as paillettes, this is the most beautiful hand tailored design on sweater fine wool.  Utilizing elaborate materials yet simple style, this gown is perfect all your needs.  The substantial weight of the gown is well supported in quality stitchery.   This gown is a masterpiece of classic elegance.  On classic stretchable naturally stretchy wool, this gown will fit you like a body glove ~ comfortable and stretching to accent all the curves of your body. 
This vintage designer dress / evening gown is in excellent condition, with no rips, stains, odors, or holes. Perfectly working center back metal hidden zipper.  The only signs of age are some very minor sequin loss and some vague age discoloration inside the gold or bronze lined glass tiny seed beads . 

How to connect the dots from Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Hollywood, California, 
New Jersey, and the highest style of Paris ?   Oil.   Black Gold. Texas Tea.   Money.   
A need as simple as a new dress for the Christmas, Winter or New Year's Eve Ball.   
A custom, designer made item ~ haute couture ~ high level fashion ~ handmade.  
A trip to California to have a new dress custom made ~ perhaps for the Tulsa Opera Fantasy Ball. 
Or an early Spring Prom.  
According to our local newspaper, the Tulsa World, the diamond (25th) anniversary of the Philharmonic 
Fantasy Ball in Tulsa was in 1989.   So the first ball was in 1964. 

Mancini was connected to Phil Altbaum in Hollywood and Beverly Hills who had a collection 

called Vago sewn for the long lean look.  
Similar to the styles of Jean Patou. This simple yet elegant gown, is not quite a-line or sheath as it has curves as shown, and achieves the tall Vago 
look with straight full coverage from the 

mock neck to the hem.  
A cut for cleavage is not necessary with the form fitting stretch knit of this gown.  
I first thought the collar was Nehru but it is not.  Also calls to the styles of Suzy Wong or Karl Lagerfeld. 
The generous long tall 12" kick pleats 
offer movement and space and the hem is lined and hand-stitched.  
The gown is covered with massive trailing embellishments of sequins, paillettes, rhinestone crystals 
and glass beads of periwinkle baby blue, ivory, peach pale pink, light peridot spring green, 
light amethyst purple, aurora borealis, clear, gold, copper, bronze, and pale jonquil yellow gold.   

Researching the bead work on this gown has taken me to the sites of Maison LeSage and Luneville Paris and further history on this style.  The beautiful artistic flourishing of sequins and rhinestones is best found with the
 Ecole Lesage.   Named after Francois Lesage, son of tailors who took over the embroidery shop of Michonet. 

Some of the finest Tambour / Luneville beading handwork has been found in Paris and the "petites mains" employed at these establishments.   

The fine embroiderie style may be influenced by artists of earlier times such as Jean Patou, Pierre Balmain, or others from further East ~ Russia, India ~ 

massive sequins embroidery such as this 

(broderie as the French say) has been in existance since times BC.   

Sequins were apparently early forms of sewing money or coins into clothing ! 
HOWEVER,  recently I have been given insight to the fact that 
some of the finest beadwork was done in Hong Kong !  Fabulous needlework, to be much respected !   

See the official appraisal on Antiques Roadshow July 2016 on mochajavamamma youtube channel. 
Termed Mid Century Modern Hong Kong sweater gown with aurora borealis refinemennt !

Provenance: The name of Hinderliter is tagged in the gown.   Frank Hinderliter, of the Hinderliter Tool Company is honored by the Sam Noble Museum of Oklahoma Oil Pioneers.  He was a second generation oilman, son of Isaac N who came to Oklahoma before the oil boom began from Pennsylvania.  Frank was the father of Don. Dozens of patents for oil related equipment are found in these names.  Frank's wife was Jeanette R. Hinderliter.  Thelma R. Hinderliter was Don's wife.  All buried at Tulsa's Rose Hill Cemetery. Thelma was active as with The Tulsa Boys Home.  Her daughter was in a sorority at the University of Tulsa. Tulsa has been lifted up for generations by the philanthropists of the oil industry.  Those may be the initials on the Mancini tag in the gown or perhaps another daughter ?  

Or, the initials may be those of the artisan who worked on this item of haute couture. 

There is the number 3 as well.   

Signed, dated and numbered.   1976, was, of course, the Bicentennial of The United States of America. 

Research from the 'net and from a very helpful Tulsa librarian has shed light on this gown further.  The floor length gown is offered by Mancini as the designer tag states.   Madeline or Madeleine Mancini was the daughter of an Italian tailor who immigrated to the United States.  She was born in New Jersey in 1912. M. Mancini was working in the fashion world of the 20th century with contemporaries such as Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli, Frendi, Chloe, Prada, and more.   

Women designers were working for clean simple wearable clothing that yet accented the feminine mystique ~   

Primarily known for simple stylish day dresses, Mancini seems to have stepped up and out with this custom designed item of high style !  
This ball gown bears her clean comfortable wearable style.  
However, it bears rare and unusual elements.  
Perhaps by request, it is made with the warmth and breathe-ability of a light soft knit wool.  

( Not having a test kit, I don't know if wool is 100% correct, but I have seen my husband's vintage French black wool bicycling shorts and the material is quite similar !  )   Quite an old fashioned yet a very practical decision as light weight wool is both warm and cool depending on the need, and can be oh so soft as well.  

This is an exceptional finely made hand stitched embellished full length gown. Dating to the late 1960's to mid 1970's.  High neck, back two hooks and eye closures, beautifully constructed and very stable. Long to mid length sleeves.  Gorgeous naked look ivory cream colored knit fabric covered with heavy design elements of sequins and rhinestones from top of neck to bottom of hem. Mint condition! It looks never worn as it seems very clean and strong, free of staining, only some light foxing on the edge of bell sleeves. 

This dress would be ideal wear for a fall to winter ball or in a air conditioned / cool environment. 

Wool is said to be the most wonderful and breathable fabric on earth ~ so much finer that modern synthetics. 
The sequins and sparkling crystal jeweled patterns of flowers and leaves on the nude background are excellent. It is uncleaned as found with ever so slight age / storage yellowing oxidation.  Would need to be cleaned and it would come out beautifully.  Would make an exquisite wedding gown.  An item of Tulsa Oklahoma oil industry history ~ Weighs nearly 4.5 lbs. Did I say rare?

Masses of natural trails of beads, sequins and rhinestones ~ over 4 pounds of lovely leaves and flowers !  
A return to nature or flower power of the 60's !

Iridescent in pastel spring colors ~ 
showing luminous luminescence that seems to change when seen from different angles.

Opalescent,luminous,glittering,sparkling,scintillating,kaleidoscopic,multicololred, shining,

An identical dress to this one sold a few years back on this site with the tag of Gene Shelly's Boutique Internationale.

To me, I see the bare leaves of fall on the branches of winter ~ the aurora borealis clear sequins every where remind me of shimmering sparkling snow and snowflakes falling ~ but the pale blue and pink whorls of flowers are a promise of Spring ~ there are a very few clusters of pale peridot green to hint of the coming of the next season too.   The bead work creates a fantasy illusion.  Perfect for a formal affair ~ excellent for keeping warm or cool.  Classic style.  

Additional photos available.  You can see them on my page on fb.  All information I have gathered here is an effort to explain the excitement , historic significance, and artistic quality of this item.  Not trained in fashion, I have learned a lot researching this listing. Invest in American handmade historic textiles ~ You can't go wrong !   
Also, I saw that this is a style which is seeing a return !  What is old is now new ! Nothing is more green than vintage fashion once again on the runway !  

hile my specialty is offering you my handmade whimsical beaded creations here at Kirsten Earrings USA, sometimes I find some other cool things you might enjoy!  
Having been the caretaker of this gown for about 10 years ~ it is time to pay the bills.   I would like to find the right person or place for the lovely dress. Enjoy this item of American 60's to Bicentennial era textile history.  Perhaps as early as the 1960's. 
Dated 1976 in tag or perhaps earlier 1970 ~ see photos 

My past successes include not only my handcrafted unique earrings but fabulous finds such as the two 
Royal Copenhagen Princess Purpur Purple Dishes from Tiffany's of New York and so much more ! 
Quality finds from the Heartland of America, Tulsa, Oklahoma. 



The Pictures show the exact item you will receive and examine them carefully. 
That said, I wish to say that this dress, again, is in unusually strong and fine condition, free of scents of any kind ! 

                                         TERMS OF SALE:  

    • Priority Mail shipping domestic next day with Paypal payment. 
    • Care is taken in packaging and items are shipped promptly.
    • Item is from a non smoking smoke-free home and is free of any scents 
Worldwide shipping with first class international shipment.   
Shipment is Prompt with Payment Rec'd.  


Thank you for looking.  Tell a friend.  
International buyers welcome !  I appreciate you more than you know. 
Bills call my name and this dress needs a new home.  
As always,  THANK YOU !

This is a charity sale with 10% of your 
purchase price going to benefit 
Doctors Without Borders OR the Charity of Your Choice ~!

Thank YOU. 

SOLD Gown on eBay Two Years Ago, by someone else ~ 
not Mom ... 
Perhaps also recently on etsy .... 

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