Whoa! You can't favorite your own shop.

Whoa! You can't buy your own item.

Whoa! You can't favorite your own item.

Whoa! You can't add your own item to a list.

Add this item to a treasury!

You don't have any treasuries yet. Enter a title below to create one.

This item has been added.

View your treasury.

Like this item?

Add it to your favorites to revisit it later.
Ethereal vintage 1940s dress.

✧ by Joset Walker design -- made by David M. Goodstein, Inc -- sold by I. Magnin & Co. Importers
✧ pale buttercream rayon with a beautiful drape
✧ hidden pocket at hip
✧ one shoulder design
✧ diagonal pleats all the way down
✧ gathering at one hip + around metal side zipper
✧ interior strap for convenience when hanging the garment

A bit on the designer:

Born in France, Joset Walker was an incredibly innovative American designer. A classmate of Claire McCardell, she graduated from Parsons in 1928 and began her career designing for Broadway productions with Saks Fifth Avenue’s “Theatrical Department.” She then moved on to RKO Studios in Hollywood, where she designed costumes for many of its stars, including Katherine Hepburn and Irene Dunne. She was a leading proponent of ready-to-wear clothing -- still more or less a novel concept for high end designers at that time -- and by 1940 was the designer for wholesale dress manufacturer David Goodstein.


This dress is utterly exquisite and madly glamorous -- it will make you feel just like an old time movie star everytime you slip it on! It would make a beautiful wedding dress, but is also suitable for wear as an evening gown for any black tie occasion. Pair it with simple heels and sleek locks or a head full of Veronica Lake waves and look an absolute picture of glamour and grace. This dress looks like something that would have been worn by both 1940’s silver screen goddesses and their original mythological Grecian counterparts. Simple, elegant, and incredibly well-designed.

This beautiful designer dress was made over 60 or 70 years ago and is in phenomenal condition -- it is truly a treasure and very rare!!

✩ to shop more vintage dresses ✩

✩ visit the shop ✩

♥ details + measurements

Best fits: xs
Label: Joset Walker
Fabric: rayon
Bust: up to 36 - 37 in. (meant to be a bit blousey)
Waist: 25 in.
Hips: up to 40 in.
Length of bodice: 16 ½ in. (meant to blouse, so will fit a shorter torso)
Length of skirt: 31 ½ in.
Total length: 48 in.

Excellent vintage condition with no tears or visible mends. There are a couple of very faint shadow-like spots on the bodice and a couple of even fainter ones on the skirt -- they are so light that I did not notice them at all until I was steaming the garment, and they are not at all eye catching; the camera was unable to pick them up. Due to the drape and slight sheen of the fabric, they really just look like vague shadows. This dress has been lovingly handwashed and is ready to wear!

♥ shipping + insurance

United States $14.00 Priority
Canada $29.00 Priority
Everywhere Else $44.00 Priority

Insurance is included in all shipping charges.

Dear International Friends: due to the value of this garment, the only available shipping option is Priority, as this is the only shipping method that allows for foreign tracking. Please convo for combined Priority shipping quotes.

Meet the owner of RococoVintage

Learn more about the shop and process
Rebecca Emily Darling

vintage 1940s dress / wedding dress / Cream One Shoulder Fully Pleated Gown


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Material: rayon
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 586 reviews
  • Favorited by: 24 people