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This 1940s silk dress is made of fantastic novelty print fabric: pink and black on gray scenes and words from French history! This dress was produced in 1948 as part of dress maker David Westheim's line of French Mood dresses designed by Tilli Yuckman. You can read more about the line and this particular dress at this link: http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/53990259/

*label: David Westheim New York
*dress is silk
*side metal Talon zipper; V neck roll collar with large bow tie; darts at bust; 2/3 length sleeves; threaded belt loops; matching fabric belt; darts at hips; straight to slightly flared skirt with gathered tiers at bottom; inverted pleats at back bodice
*dress is unlined, except for the bottom tier of skirt, which is lined in mauve taffeta
*excellent condition--no holes, stains or tears!

No size tag in dress, but belt it marked 12; dress measures like a US women's XS. Measurements:
*15 1/8" / 38.5 cm shoulder seam to shoulder seam
*38" / 96.5 cm bust
*26" / 66 cm waist
*39" / 99 cm hips
*16 3/4" / 42.75 cm shoulder seam to waist seam
*armholes measure 18" / 45.75 cm in circumference shoulder seams
*50 1/2" / 128.25 cm top center back collar seam to bottom hem

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Vintage 1940s Dress | Histoire de France | Novelty Print Dress | Silk Dress | 40s Dress | XS


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  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Color: Gray
  • Additional color: Pink
  • Size: XS US Letter
  • Materials: silk, metal zipper, taffeta lining, fabric and metal belt
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 2652 reviews
  • Favorited by: 349 people