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House of Fontana (est. Parma, Italy, 1907 by Amabile Fontana; relocated Rome, Italy, 1936 - )
Neiman-Marcus Co. (USA) (est. 1907 in Dallas, Texas, USA, by Herbert Marcus, Carrie Marcus-Neiman, and Al Neiman)
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Ballgown of pale blue Gros de Londres silk with beaded snowflakes.
Full-length in back, short in front, gown is sleeveless, with sweetheart neckline and thin straps. Princess seaming in front for fit, with raised waistline. Short, knee-length flaring skirt in front. Bodice heavily covered with rhinestone and bead "snowflake" rosettes and small beads, which scatter down towards hem of dress. Side slit vertical pockets at hips, with extending rectangular pieces of un-beaded silk sticking out along front edge. Back with heavy box and other pleats from waistline. Center back zipper opening. Inner blue grosgrain ribbon petersham belt. Bodice lined in matching blue fabric. Skirt lined with heavy stiffening parchment-colored material, and with deep inner hem/facing of blue silk. Designer's label at inside left side seam below arm: "Fontana / Roma"; "Made in Italy"
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Texas Fashion Collection
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