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Silk Sheath Dress,  Vintage 1960s Jackie O or Mad Men era, Champagne Beige Silk Shatung,  medium size, 29 waist

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Vintage 1960's designer dress by Alper Schwartz in a light champagne silk shantung.
This Mad Men era or Jackie O style dress is cut with pure simplicity and restrained details.
The bodice front is cut on the bias with low French darts for a seamless front look.
The sleeves are cut in one with the bodice, for a kimono sleeve style that includes underarm gussets.
The skirt has small gathers only in the front. The skirt and bodice back have traditional darts.
There is a slide fit self covered belt.
The metal zipper is down center back

LIning: This is 'flat lined' to the silk shantung in matching nylon lining in the skirt and bodice front.

Label: Alper Schwartz (sewn to back seam allowance near center back hemline)
This was a well known designer during the 1950's and 1960's who presented trunk shows at major department stores along with other well know names at that time. His designs were often worn in fashion shows and this lable was popular with upper class clientele. This dress could have cost over $100 in the early 1960's.

FIND OUT MORE about this dress and the Alper Schwartz label in my blog article:

Fabric: pale champagne or buff tan silk shantung
Lining: matching in skirt and bodice front, probably nylon
Back zipper: metal
Belt: fabric covered to match

Condition: This is in excellent condition with the following-
Hem: the hem has been shortened (could be dropped to longer length again)
Marks: faint pencil marks are seen on right back shoulder, see photo
These marks are very faint, and seem to blend into the fabric sheen and texture (see unretouched photo shown here).
The listing price reflects these issues.

Dress bustline = 40" (fits up to 38" bust)
Dress waist = 29" around (fits up to 29" waist)
Dress hipline = 42" around (fits up to 40" hip best)
Bodice length = 17.5" from shoulder, over bust to waistline
Skirt length = 24.5" from waist to hem (2.5" hem turn up)


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Silk Sheath Dress, Vintage 1960s Jackie O or Mad Men era, Champagne Beige Silk Shatung, medium size, 29 waist


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Material: silk
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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