A Robert Piguet couture, bias cut satin dress, 1939, white on black woven label, numbered 52237, with fine pleats radiating from the shoulders, shaped high neck, long tapering sleeves, small buttons to neck and cuffs, bust 86cm, 34in waist 66cm, 26in
Scuffing to satin generally over the rear bodice and underarms; altered- shortened at the waist (hem has original picot edging)
Perspiration stains at underarms. Faint stain on left hip. Fair-poor condition but great design "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."