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vintage 1940's dress ...rare early designer JOSET WALKER red black white guatemalan halter full skirt dress

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one of our favorite dresses! ...the color is so much better in person. the red is a saturated deeper red.

-1940's - 1950's rare early joset walker red, black, and white woven cotton dress

French-born Joset Walker (1902-1999) graduated from the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons The New School for Design) in 1928, and soon became a leading designer of ready-to-wear clothing for Saks Fifth Avenue's Theatrical Department. In 1932, Walker served briefly as head costume designer for RKO Pictures, working under the name Josette De Lima. She returned to New York and began designing for wholesale manufacturer David M. Goodstein in 1940, before leaving the company to found Joset Walker Designs. Often incorporating Mexican and Guatamalan textiles, colors and styles into her designs for the American market, Walker reached the pinnacle of her career in the 1940s and '50s as a designer of casual, feminine clothing for women.

Joset Walker was a classmate (and possibly a roommate) of Claire McCardell .


-stunning silhouette with a sculptural, fitted bodice, flat front and pleated bustle back skirt

-flattering triangle bare back

-right hip pocket

-zips to the waist with a metal zipper and closes with additional hook-n-eyes and snaps

-hand finishing

*i upload large pictures, so please use the zoom feature at the bottom right corner of each picture for a closer look.


measurements:

(measurements given are ''actual'' measurements of the item. please consider your individual comfort and compare measurements accordingly)

*bust and waist measurements can be a bit more, or less by moving hook-n-eyes and snaps at inside of bodice

bust-34", waist-25", length-43"


condition:

very good with a few notes- there is a light spot by the hem of skirt. some very hard to see small yellow spots on a couple of the white woven stripes and up by left shoulder seam. price significantly adjusted accordingly.



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p a y m e n t: once a purchase is made, payment should be received immediately unless prior arrangements have been made. we accept paypal and postal money orders. traven7 also offers layaway if needed.

l a y a w a y : we like to have at least 20% down to start, if possible. if not, just convo us to work it out. here's how it works-

-make the purchase and checkout with “other”

-convo us immediately to let us know how much you can put down and also give us a schedule of dates with payments that will work best for you – we like to have it paid-in-full in about two months, but if you need more time – again, convo us and we’ll work it out.

-we’ll send you a pay pal invoice for the down payment and schedule you for future invoices.

If you have any questions, just let us know… hope this helps!


m e a s u r e m e n t s: measurements given are ''actual'' measurements of the item, taken flat on the outside and doubled. with clothing, please consider your individual comfort and compare measurements accordingly.

d i s p l a y: I use one form to display a wide range of sizes, so some items may be pinned for proper fit. Also, some items, such as crinolines and jewelry, are used for display purposes ONLY and ARE NOT INCLUDED with the item listed - unless otherwise noted. please note that colors may vary from one computer screen to another, contact us before purchasing, for a better description of color if it is important to you.

c o n d i t i o n: all items are sold in ''as found'' condition. due to the unique nature of vintage clothing, there might be the occasional slight or trivial imperfection. although we take great care of the used garment(s) once they reach us, they have had a previous life. vintage items are sold "as is". most items are previously owned/used. anything out of the ordinary will be accurately indicated in the item description. due to various storage environments, some items may benefit from laundering, or dry cleaning prior to use.

m i n t : pristine, no signs of wear.
 possibly deadstock/never worn w/original tags.

n e a r m i n t : like new, no notable flaws.

e x c e l l e n t : signs of normal wear/age, no notable flaws.

v e r y g o o d : noted minor flaws, easily repairable or already repaired, wearable as purchased.

g o o d : noted minor flaws, most likely repairable or already repaired, wearable with care or after repair.


f a i r : numerous noted flaws, some significant, possibly repairable/wearable.


p o o r : damaged beyond repair with value as a study piece, not wearable.


s h i p p i n g:

DOMESTIC shipping via priority mail with deliver confirmation. smaller items under $50 may ship via first class mail in order to save you money and this will be noted in listing.

INTERNATIONAL shipping must ship via international priority mail for items up to $250 USD as pay pal requires a tracking number. and international express mail for items over $250, as pay pal requires a tracking number AND a signature. sorry, these aren't our rules. and we know that some sellers are willing to incur the risks of using less expensive services, however we believe that these policies are in place to help protect both buyers and sellers and therefore help to insure a safe and pleasant transaction. we hope you understand.

we are always looking for ways to save you money on shipping, so if you have any ideas on services that are more cost efficient AND meet pay pal's requirements, please let us know and we'll be happy to look into it.



ALL SALES ARE FINAL - So please ask questions prior to purchase.

vintage 1940's dress ...rare early designer JOSET WALKER red black white guatemalan halter full skirt dress

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  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Material: cotton
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