1950s Black & White Cotton Jerry Gilden Dress - New!
Size: Extra Small
Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm
Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm
Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 39 inches + 99 cm
Hem Length: none
Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm
Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. Please allow for individual fit and comfort.
* Beautiful 1950s black and white cotton commercially made dress
* Fabric design features alternating striped with floral pattern superimposed
* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt
* Sleeveless bodice with deep V-shaped neckline
* Very full tightly gathered skirt
* Unlined, raw seams, hand finished hem
* Low v-shaped back with zipper
* Label reads Jerry Gilden
Jerry Gilden was a maker of moderately-priced women’s ready-to-wear from the mid 1940s through to the 1960s. The company was one of the top five producers of women’s dresses in the United States. At the peak of production, the label was producing over a million garments a year.
The in-house costume designer, Giselle, was responsible for designing the dresses and separates that made the Gilden name famous. After her death in 1952, Gilden took as his partners Sayde and Abe Weinberg, with Sayde becoming the designer of the Jerry Gilden lines. The firm ceased production in 1960. Because of their construction and styling, the label is keenly sought after by today's vintage fashion collectors and lovers.
This dress is in excellent condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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