Rare 1939 Trylon and Perisphere Themed Puff Sleeve 30s Worlds Fair Dress Set


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      When my consignor sent me this outrageously rare late 30s dress, I nearly died. I asked several dealers their opinions on the piece. While I cannot say this was a souvenir, I am quite certain this c. 1939 frock was made to reference the iconic Trylon and Perisphere, that became the symbol of the 1939 World's Fair. 

      This dress is a slate blue, a color I love from the era. Marvelous with coral, raspberry and browns. The rayon has a subtle rib. The puffed sleeves and matching cropped vest are embroidered with the circle and spire that I believe the be the Tryon & Perisphere. There are pleat to the neckline, and the skirt is gored. This beauty slips over the head and has no closures, so it would best worn with a belt on someone with a slim frame. 


      Shoulder: 14.5"
      Bust: 35-37"
      Waist: 27"-31"
      Hips: 37.5"
      Length: 44"

      Vest Length: 12.5

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      Material: Rayon-acetate blend crepe
      Condition: Good minus, as is

      This dress has been dry cleaned, hand laundered, and is and is ready to wear. It is flawed, or I would ask the MOON for this rarity. The most significant issue s fade caused by deodorant from an owner long ago, definitely caused when the garment was taken off -there a spots just below the waist on each side, and above the waist on the left as well. I tried to take close up photos, but they looked so much worse than reality I chose not to. However, you can see it i most front-face images. There is also mild sun fade on each sleeve, the edge of the neckline, and side seams of the vest and jacket and some fade in the underarms There are two holes in the front of the skirt, and two in the back, that have been repaired with a fusible fixative. I find no other issues to note. 

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