ELEONORA Gown

$998.00

Exquisite antique 1910's metallic brocade, trained gown. Very much in the style of the  iconic "Eleonara" gowns designed by Henriette Nigrin and her husband Mariano Fortuny. Constructed from the most beautiful cerulean blue silk with a woven, burnished gold floral print. Likely hand-dyed as the color exhibits an extraordinary amount of depth. Pleated Indigo blue tissue silk side panels. Drawstrings under the arms (on the interior) help to fit the dress to the wearer. Green, white and gold Murano glass beads accent the metallic loops along the sleeves.

Mel's Notes: While not a Nigrin/Fortuny design (as confirmed by the current Design Director at Fortuny), I think it's feasible this gown was a custom commission ordered through Vitaldo Babani's retail shop, possibly fashioned from Liberty of London fabric. Babani had a license to sell both Fortuny designs and Liberty textiles, and the gown was discovered in a traveling case along with a matching little girl's dress that bore the signature Liberty of London smocking and criss-cross buttons. Interesting side note - Paul Poiret also had a license to sell Fortuny designs during this time period. Whatever the case may be, it's an intriguing example of the complex relationship between early 20th century couturiers, retailers and independent dressmakers.

P.S. Wearing this was like wearing LIQUID. The way it drapes is unlike any other dress I've ever worn. 

  • 100% silk
  • brocade part of dress is in good condition - strong and supple, but with patina; a few small frayed areas at the front as well as some staining; underarm discoloration; hemline has been repaired as it was splitting. The silk pleated sections are heavily shattered near the cuffs and hem (from about the knee down); ecru tissue silk lining was badly shattered and has been removed; a fair amount of the Murano glass beads are missing and may not be original to the gown.

Fits: up to size M

38" Bust / 14.25" Shoulder / 23.5" Sleeve Length / 55" Overall Length

Fit Guide | Condition Guide | Store Policies | Shipping + Handling

To determine your modern size, we recommend you compare your measurements to the ones on the chart below. Still unsure if a garment will fit?We recommend comparing the measurements in a given listing with those of a garment that fits you comfortably. 

HofW Size (Women): Bust: Waist: Hip:
XXS 31" - 33" 23" - 24" 33" - 34"
XS 33.5" - 35" 24.5" - 26" 34.5" - 36"
S 35.5" - 37" 26.5" - 28" 36.5" - 38"
M 37.5" - 39" 28.5" - 30" 38.5" - 40"
L 39.5" - 41" 30.5" - 32" 40.5" - 42"
XL 41.5" + 32.5" + 42.5" +

 

HofW Size (Men): Chest: Waist Shoulder:
XS 34" - 36" 27" - 28" 17"
S 36" - 38" 29" - 31" 17.5"
M 38" - 40" 32" - 33" 18"
L 41" - 43" 34" - 35" 18.5"
XL 44" - 46" 36" - 38" 19"

 

HofW is dedicated to providing you with all the information you need to comfortably purchase vintage items. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out via the contact form.

*All HofW garments have been laundered or dry-cleaned unless otherwise noted and come with a custom cotton storage bag

  • Mint: Pristine with no signs of wear

  • Excellent: Usual signs of wear due to occasional use

  • Very Good: Surface flaws such as minor fading or staining (noted in description), but still very wearable

  • Good: More noticeable flaws, such as tears or holes (noted in description), but still very wearable

  • Fair: Probably best for a costume or study, but might still be wearable

Occasionally you may see the word “Deadstock” used in HoW listings. This is not a reference to condition, but rather an indication that the garment/item in question has never been used, and is sometimes in original packaging or with original tags. These items may still have fading, staining or other issues from years of storage, but any visible flaws will be noted in the description.

ESTIMATED PROCESSING TIMES

within 3 days of original sale.

 

ESTIMATED SHIPPING TIMES

North America: 3-5 business days

Europe: 1-4 weeks

Australia, New Zealand and Oceania: 1-4 weeks

Asia Pacific: 1-4 weeks

Latin America and the Caribbean: 1-4 weeks

North Africa and the Middle East: 1-4 weeks

Sub-Saharan Africa: 1-4 weeks

We do our best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

 

CUSTOMS AND IMPORT TAXES

International buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. We are not responsible for delays due to customs. If a package is returned due to the refusal to pay custom charges, you will be given the option repay the original shipping charge and have the package resent. Otherwise, you will forfeit your order and not be refunded. If you have any concerns, please make all inquiries before placing your order. 

 

SHIPPING METHODS

Domestic Orders ship via USPS Priority. First Class Mail is available on select items. All items over $150 will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail, and all items over $300 will be shipped USPS Priority Mail with Signature Confirmation.

International Orders ship via USPS Priority Mail or First Class International Mail. 

RETURNS/EXCHANGES

VINTAGE + Workroom: Hall of Wonders accepts returns for store credit on these items, with the exception of sale and intimates. Returns must be shipped back in their original condition - unworn and unwashed - within 14 days of delivery. Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. Store credit is valid for up to one year from issue date.

NEW: Hall of Wonders accepts returns for a full refund (minus shipping) on these items. Returns must be shipped back in their original condition - unworn and unwashed - within 14 days of delivery. Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. 

Please contact us if you have any problems with your order.

 

BUYING VINTAGE

All items available in this vintage collection are at least 20 years of age and most have prior ownership, so they may not be 100% free of minor defects. Any noticeable flaws are included in item descriptions and photographs for buyer discretion.

FIT GUIDE

To determine your modern size, we recommend you compare your measurements to the ones on the chart below. Still unsure if a garment will fit?We recommend comparing the measurements in a given listing with those of a garment that fits you comfortably. 

HofW Size (Women): Bust: Waist: Hip:
XXS 31" - 33" 23" - 24" 33" - 34"
XS 33.5" - 35" 24.5" - 26" 34.5" - 36"
S 35.5" - 37" 26.5" - 28" 36.5" - 38"
M 37.5" - 39" 28.5" - 30" 38.5" - 40"
L 39.5" - 41" 30.5" - 32" 40.5" - 42"
XL 41.5" + 32.5" + 42.5" +

 

HofW Size (Men): Chest: Waist Shoulder:
XS 34" - 36" 27" - 28" 17"
S 36" - 38" 29" - 31" 17.5"
M 38" - 40" 32" - 33" 18"
L 41" - 43" 34" - 35" 18.5"
XL 44" - 46" 36" - 38" 19"

 

CONDITION GUIDE

HofW is dedicated to providing you with all the information you need to comfortably purchase vintage items. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out via the contact form.

*All HofW garments have been laundered or dry-cleaned unless otherwise noted and come with a custom cotton storage bag

  • Mint: Pristine with no signs of wear

  • Excellent: Usual signs of wear due to occasional use

  • Very Good: Surface flaws such as minor fading or staining (noted in description), but still very wearable

  • Good: More noticeable flaws, such as tears or holes (noted in description), but still very wearable

  • Fair: Probably best for a costume or study, but might still be wearable

Occasionally you may see the word “Deadstock” used in HoW listings. This is not a reference to condition, but rather an indication that the garment/item in question has never been used, and is sometimes in original packaging or with original tags. These items may still have fading, staining or other issues from years of storage, but any visible flaws will be noted in the description.

SHIPPING

ESTIMATED PROCESSING TIMES

within 3 days of original sale.

 

ESTIMATED SHIPPING TIMES

North America: 3-5 business days

Europe: 1-4 weeks

Australia, New Zealand and Oceania: 1-4 weeks

Asia Pacific: 1-4 weeks

Latin America and the Caribbean: 1-4 weeks

North Africa and the Middle East: 1-4 weeks

Sub-Saharan Africa: 1-4 weeks

We do our best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

 

CUSTOMS AND IMPORT TAXES

International buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. We are not responsible for delays due to customs. If a package is returned due to the refusal to pay custom charges, you will be given the option repay the original shipping charge and have the package resent. Otherwise, you will forfeit your order and not be refunded. If you have any concerns, please make all inquiries before placing your order. 

 

SHIPPING METHODS

Domestic Orders ship via USPS Priority. First Class Mail is available on select items. All items over $150 will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail, and all items over $300 will be shipped USPS Priority Mail with Signature Confirmation.

International Orders ship via USPS Priority Mail or First Class International Mail. 

STORE POLICIES

RETURNS/EXCHANGES

VINTAGE + Workroom: Hall of Wonders accepts returns for store credit on these items, with the exception of sale and intimates. Returns must be shipped back in their original condition - unworn and unwashed - within 14 days of delivery. Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. Store credit is valid for up to one year from issue date.

NEW: Hall of Wonders accepts returns for a full refund (minus shipping) on these items. Returns must be shipped back in their original condition - unworn and unwashed - within 14 days of delivery. Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. 

Please contact us if you have any problems with your order.

 

BUYING VINTAGE

All items available in this vintage collection are at least 20 years of age and most have prior ownership, so they may not be 100% free of minor defects. Any noticeable flaws are included in item descriptions and photographs for buyer discretion.

Vendor: Antique 1910's

ELEONORA Gown

$998.00