Early 20th Century Antique Aube Dresses in Indigo
These incredible Aube dresses were traditionally worn by French catholic and Orthodox priests in the early 1900's in France. It is an extremely rare find to source them in such excellent condition with over 100 years of history in their fibers.
Each dress has been sourced in France and then delicately hand-dyed by indigo artisan, Atelier Simone, in her charming Aix-en-Provence studio. Her artisanal hand-dying technique lends a patina effect to an already incredible antique piece.
Made of antique cotton and handwoven dentelle, or French lace, the fabric in these pieces are incredibly soft. The tight gather detailing found around the neckline is nearly impossible to find today because it takes so much handwork. We've turned this into a beautiful dress that may be worn over a slip dress (shown here alone in all its glory) which is complimented by a romantic hand-embroidered lace skirt and sleeve details, unique with each model.
Due to the antique nature of these pieces, there will be small imperfections that have been delicately mended by hand, adding even more character and history to each incredible piece.
Piece unique; oversized. Piece antique sourced in France and hand-dyed by Atelier Simone. Sustainable fashion.
Models available (2):
Aube 1: featured on model Louise Pascal who is 5'8" tall this piece is an excellent condition. Please contact us for more details or additional photos at: email@example.com.
Aube 2: pictured in image 3, features a mesh skirt with lace hem on skirt and sleeves, an opening on each side of the waist area. There is a small tear, imperfection on the neckline that has been mended, but in otherwise excellent condition for its age.
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Dimensions: Measures 57 inches from shoulder, to skirt, overrsize piece with wide bodice. May be belted.
Model Louise Pascale is 5'8" and a size 2/4 XS.
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