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Vintage black evening gown made in France of black taffeta fabric embroidered with gold, matching jacket, Size 10-12, Free Shipping in US.

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Size: M US women's letter
  • Clothing style: Victorian
  • Pattern: Floral
  • Neckline: Scoop
  • Silhouette: Fit & flare
  • Hem length: Floor
  • Sleeve length: Sleeveless
  • Pockets: No
  • Materials: Gold metallic thread, metal snaps and hooks, Taffeta, Buttons
  • Favorited by: 79 people
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Description

Gorgeous formal evening dress from Wm. Filene Co,, Boston. "The French Shop" at the department store began was started in 1947 when the department store went to Paris to find the latest fashions. A flounced flared slip would make the skirt full like they wore dresses at the time. There are 5 yards of taffeta in the dress skirt ( measured circumference at the hem).

The dress front neckline is typically discrete, early 1950s, but the back is cut lower and straight across. There are no zippers, only hooks and snaps at the back of the dress. The retro mutton leg sleeves on the jacket are elegant and make a wonderful contrast to the wasp-waist. I've included a picture of a Balmain designer dress from 1964 with similar sleeves. (Yes, that's Audrey Hepburn) The taffeta fabric is machine embroidered with gold metallic thread.

The jacket has 28 loop button holes and all the buttons are there except for 3 at the bottom.
(See photo 4.) You can move the buttons up from the bottom or they can be replaced with small buttons covered with black fabric, not difficult to do and inexpensive for a tailor to do for you. Otherwise, all in Excellent Vintage condition.

I acquired this dress from an acquaintance who wanted to find good homes for her mother's and grandmother's things that she had inherited.

Details: No marked size.

Dress:
Bust: 36"
Waist: 29"
Center front length: 53"
Center back length: 49

Jacket circumference at neck: 15"

Free Shipping with tracking in US. Carefully boxed for shipment.

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Gorgeous formal evening dress from Wm. Filene Co,, Boston. "The French Shop" at the department store began was started in 1947 when the department store went to Paris to find the latest fashions. A flounced flared slip would make the skirt full like they wore dresses at the time. There are 5 yards of taffeta in the dress skirt ( measured circumference at the hem).

The dress front neckline is typically discrete, early 1950s, but the back is cut lower and straight across. There are no zippers, only hooks and snaps at the back of the dress. The retro mutton leg sleeves on the jacket are elegant and make a wonderful contrast to the wasp-waist. I've included a picture of a Balmain designer dress from 1964 with similar sleeves. (Yes, that's Audrey Hepburn) The taffeta fabric is machine embroidered with gold metallic thread.

The jacket has 28 loop button holes and all the buttons are there except for 3 at the bottom.
(See photo 4.) You can move the buttons up from the bottom or they can be replaced with small buttons covered with black fabric, not difficult to do and inexpensive for a tailor to do for you. Otherwise, all in Excellent Vintage condition.

I acquired this dress from an acquaintance who wanted to find good homes for her mother's and grandmother's things that she had inherited.

Details: No marked size.

Dress:
Bust: 36"
Waist: 29"
Center front length: 53"
Center back length: 49

Jacket circumference at neck: 15"

Free Shipping with tracking in US. Carefully boxed for shipment.

Thank you for visiting Jewel Box and Attic.

To see more women's apparel in my shop click below.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/JewelBoxAndAttic?section_id=13756062

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