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An Amazing Kelly Green Ball Gown from Emma Domb Circa 1960’s

March 14th, 2011 by violette

This is an elegant vintage 60’s formal gown of heavy green silk shantung lined in China silk. The front is a classic figure fitted column. The back is a cape like skirt attached to a yoke with dramatic covered buttons. I particularly like the side view with the cape like effect of the drape.

Designer Emma Domb was American and famous for her bridal gowns, prom dresses and ball gowns. This is an austere model for her as most of her dresses were full skirted tulle concoctions. This green, in person, is about as strong a kelly green as you can get so it seems perfect choice to wear for Saint Patrick’s Day Ball to me!

Front is a Simple Long Shift

Side View with Elegant Drape

Back Has a Cape Like Skirt

Classic Emma Domb Label

Detail of Yoke with Covered Buttons


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