No label! NYC museum deaccessioned, mesh long gown attributed to Mme. Eta Hentz and dating 1930-1940.
Captivating smoke colored mesh, ruched treatment on the sleeves, v front, side metal zipper, wide sash at waist that ties at back, marvelous full skirt, gathered into vertical ruffles and alternating with layers of horizontal ruffles throughout the circumference and length, each horizontal ruffle trimmed in beads. The interior liner in fine silk.
Madame Eta Hentz was a talented designer, was born in Budapest and educated at the Hungarian Royal State Academy of Industrial Arts. In the 1920s she was involved in a business partnership with Maurice Rentner for a company called Ren-Eta. In the late 1930s, she started her own company with Ann Sadowsky her clothing collections were readily available on a ready-to-wear basis. She is most known for her Grecian themed collection of 1943.
In excellent condition, has had some museum conservation in the form of a replaced interior bodice lining. Some fray and rough edges at hem edge to the silk liner.
Chest measures 36″, waist 24″, sleeves approx. 18″, length 59″.