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    Marlene Dietrich "Helen Faraday" evening robe by Travis Banton for Blonde Venus. (Paramount, 1932) Magnificent vintage original floor-length black silk velvet robe embellished with carved mother-of-pearl, seed pearl, taupe bugle, seed bead and sequins, and gold bullion thread on the patterned apricot sleeves, collar, and band running the length of the bias cut front. The upper sleeves are cuffed with natural fur trim, and the garment is sewn shut from mid-length down. With snap front closure and interior lined in black silk. Highly visible in the scene when "Helen" (Dietrich) visits her son. Dietrich personally chose Travis Banton to design her costumes, having previously worked with him on Morocco, another of her famed collaborations with director Josef von Sternberg. The coat remains vibrant and beautifully preserved. An incredible and important example of Hollywood glamor from an iconic star and a film celebrated for its beautiful costumes. Exhibiting age, production wear, loose threads, and missing beads/sequins. Original fur cuffs (not present) removed post production. In vintage good to very good condition.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2019
    25th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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