Bias cut rayon satin nightgown, 1930s
The term bias cut has become synonymous with the glamorous Hollywood look of the 1930s (Myrna Loy in the Thin Man films). The bias cut (diagonal cut) molds the dress to the woman, rather than vice versa, thanks to the greatest couturière of all, Madeleine Vionnet.
This sexy nightgown features alternating stripes of satin and crepe peach rayon. It slips on without closures. The small self-covered buttons in front are decorative only.
The condition is almost excellent. I found a pin-prick size hole on the front. The nightgown still has the original stock tag at the hem. The nightgown was probably never worn.
It measures: 38" bust, 30" waist, 40" hip, and 57" from shoulder to hem. It was photographed on a mannequin that measures 35" bust, 25" waist, and 36" hip.