This is one of the most beautiful confections I have ever seen and I wanted to share this with you my dear readers, as it must be worth it's weight in GOLD!!! Made from Dupont tricot nylon with 24 kt gold and Chantilly lace the manufacturer (Vanity Fair) advises against dry cleaning.
This Vanity Fair 'Cloth of Gold' panties and bra set is fairly rare and part of the higher end 'Conversation Pieces' line that was introduced in the mid 1950s. The label has the Vanity Fair logo in script which is embroidered in gold.
Then there is the luxury alluring fabric. The fabric consists of Vanity Fair nylon tricot that has been impregnated with 24kt gold. Despite the layer of gold the fabric remains soft, supple and drapable.
This line also consisted of a theatre slip, nightgowns, peignoir sets and these panties and briefs. They were offered in different fabric combinations; either with the all over gold as seen above, or with a base of black or white tricot with the gold applied stencil fashion throughout the Chantilly lace. There were also combinations of gold fabric appliqued or overlaid with Chantilly lace sometimes combined with sheer layers of nylon tricot in black over black or white over pink.
These Vanity Fair 'conversation pieces' were offered in sizes from 32-38 and were priced at $12.95 - $99.95, that's a whopping $105.00 - $805.00 in today's dollar. I'd say those are worth their weight in gold! This set is being offered on EBAY right now, I'll be watching.
UPDATE: Sold for $380.