Vintage Donald Brooks Boutique Navy and Red Polka Dot Ruffled Maxi Dress 1960s


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Vintage from the 1960s


cotton, buttons, metal zipper

This stunning navy, red, and ivory polka-dot dress from the 1960's is a perfect example of Donald Brooks' genius. The strategically placed double layers of ruffles around the neck, shoulders, back, and hem make this dress stand out. The dramatic low back is accentuated by an extremely flattering with a nipped-waist. This dress is a must have for the summer!

36" Bust
26" Waist
52" Length

In very good vintage condition.

Wear consistent with age and use.

Donald Brooks began his design career at Darbury, sportswear company. In 1959 he was hired by Townley Frocks, where he replaced the late Claire McCardell. In 1964 he started his own namesake line. Starting in the early 1960s, Brooks also designed costumes for the theater, television, and the movies. He was nominated for the Oscar for Best Costume Design for Star! (1968), Darling Lili (1970), and The Cardinal (1963). His own clothing lines were heavily influenced by his work in the theater, and were often very dramatic.

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