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An Italian couture house, Fontana was founded as a small dressmakers shop by Amabile Fontana in 1907, but it was not until her daughters Zoe, Micol and Giovanna Fontana moved to Rome in 1936 that the family became famous. After WWII, the Sorelle Fontana were the first to feel the need to give fashion in Italy a look of its own, freeing it from foreign influence. In 1951 they went to the United States where their success was immediate and their fashion house was well known internationally. Among their many famous customers were Princess Grace of Monaco, Margaret Truman, Jacqueline Kennedy and famous stars such as Ava Gardner, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Kim Novak, and Barbara Stanwyck. Their best client was Ava Gardner, and they designed both her private and professional wardrobes. They were best known for their glamourous evening dresses and their romantic wedding dresses.

pink beaded vest cocktail dress

Fontana

pink beaded vest cocktail dress

$600.00
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pink beaded vest cocktail dress

Fontana

pink beaded vest cocktail dress

$600.00

Famous for dressing glamorous stars, Fontana dresses are unique and colorful. This fuchsia sleeveless cocktail dress is made from a very delicate boucle with an attached vest on the bodice. The draping beads cascade down the front and create movement for this tone-on-tone cocktail dress. Zipper up the back and small pleats at the waistline. In excellent condition, fits like a US 4.

 

Shoulders 2.5" Bust 31" Waist 27" Hips 31" Length 41"

Taupe Sleeveless Shift Dress

Fontana

Taupe Sleeveless Shift Dress

$775.00
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Taupe Sleeveless Shift Dress

Fontana

Taupe Sleeveless Shift Dress

$775.00

Taupe wool A line Sorelle Fontana dress from the 1960’s. The dress would look great over a long sleeve shirt or as a stand-alone piece. Detailed with a simple seam down the front, darts at the bust and zips up the side with four covered buttons on the left shoulder. The back of the dress has a yoke with a slight gathering at the bottom creating a beautiful silhouette. In excellent condition. Fits like a US 4.

Length 34" Bust 36" Waist 34" Hips 39"

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