THIS gown was owned by a very wealthy Greenwich, CT women who lived in Paris in the early 1950's.
Her jewels were just recently sold at Doyle Auction House for tens of thousands each piece. The gown is slightly too small in the waist for the dressform, and a bit too large in the bust (heck of a figure on this women!! The "train" could have been worn in other configurations.
Olivia Carolyn Pope (Kerry Washington) is a reputation-fixer who works for rich people needing to be saved from the latest scandal/accident/kidnapping that has befallen upon them.
Currently airing its sixth season, with a seventh ordered in February 2017.LUCKILY I found a photo of the original owner wearing the gown!You can see the "train" was tacked up (I should a version of that as well). just like the Renee Zellweger 1959 Jean Desses gown she wore for the Oscars (not bright yellow - photo enhanced to see the detail... Measures: 35" bust, 23" waist, 57" long from shoulder to hem in front. There are a few minor minor small spots, more unseen spots on the lining, and one small heel tear at the hem on the chiffon. First things first, the white ermine fur on this coat needs to be replaced.This is easily seen by looking at the photo of the interior to see the seaming and then volume of the lower back skirt. Here's an interesting article to give you some idea of how important she was to fashion of the era! https://rbkclibraries.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/margaine-lacroix-and-the-dresses-that-shocked-paris/ If you look about, you will find some Lanvin-Castillo coats for sale, but if you look closely, you will see that those are NOT the originals, they are authorized reproductions. An original Jeanne Lanvin / Antonio del Castillo MUSEUM QUALITY and DESIGN heavy (very heavy!The lining is original and has a few minor spots here and there... The label is off on one side, so will need a stitch or two. ) wool coat in a deep tomato red color with black silk lining.