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Wow! An unbelievable couture quality dress by designer Adele Simpson. The very highest quality satin with beautiful ethnic style embroidery and impeccable construction.

Diamond cut out detail at neck. Tailored sleeves. Front box pleat skirt. Fully lined in Bright pink silk. Back nylon zipper.

Adele Simpson took French couture and gave it an American ready-to-wear interpretation. Her color-coordinated dresses and jackets and well-cut coats in fine fabrics found favor among well-heeled women of her time in search of classic clothes.

Simpson often looked to the East for exotic touches to her designs. In the early 1960s, one collection featured day and evening clothes for summer that were made of linen and silk embroidered with Turkish patterns or printed in Byzantine mosaic motifs. Simpson also employed authentic Indian cotton sari fabrics, some embroidered in gold, for a dress collection that was exhibited at the New York World's Fair. Japanese silk prints also proved to be elegant and feminine sources of inspiration.

Drawing from the collection of foreign costumes she amassed during world travels, Simpson might conceive a fabric design from a single decoration, color scheme, or detail to create fashion that she would then display next to the original native piece. A printed evening gown might be inspired by a delicately embroidered Chinese jacket, or a vestedoutfit by a South American gaucho costume.

From the Vintage Fashion Guild: "Adele Simpson started her career as a designer at Ben Gershal in 1927. Her sister was employed there, and Gershal hired Adele after asking her sister about who made her dresses. In 1942 she went to work at Mary Lee, where she worked under her own name by 1944. She purchased the company in 1949 and renamed it Adele Simpson, Inc.
Her husband, Wesley Simpson, designed many of the fabrics Adele used in her early designs. She was known for her usage of fabrics, and for her practical, wearable designs.
Adele Simpson was known throughout the 1970s and 1980s for chemise dresses and shirtwaists. After she retired in the early 1980s, the company was run by Adele’s daughter, Joan Simpson Raines.
Designers are often carried away. They make sensational things. I’m tempted that way myself. Adele Simpson, 1976"

Label: Adele Simpson
Fabric: Silk, Satin

Fits like size: Large

Bust: 42"
Waist: 32"
Hips: 44"
Length: 34"
sleeve length: 19"

Condition: Excellent. There are a few threads missing in a piece if the embroidery near bust (shown in Photos.) Otherwise appears only worn once.

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Vintage 1960s ADELE SIMPSON - 60s Dress Designer Couture Quality Embroidered Satin Ethnic Floral Dress Large


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: satin, embroidered, silk
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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