1950s Fuchsia Coloured Silk Taffeta Party Dress - New!
Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm
Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm
Waist: 24 - 25 inches + 61 - 63.5 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm (measured on mannequin)
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 45 inches + 114 cm
Hem Length: none (required for balloon hem effect)
Zipper Length: 12 inches + 30 cm
Note: Measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam.
* Striking 1950s beautiful deep fuchsia coloured designer silk satin dress
* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt
* Strapless sweetheart bodice with fold over flap
* Bodice is boned for support with unusual precision seaming
* Very full skirt with open pinch pleat at front and balloon gathered hemline
* Low back bodice with metal zipper
* Back skirt has draped swags caught up with two self fabric roses on each side
* Lined bodice, skirt has built in tulle petticoat
* Weights in skirt for draping
* This is a high-end, beautifully constructed dress
* Label reads Neiman Marcus
Carrie Marcus Neiman, Al Neiman, and Mrs. Neiman’s brother, Herbert Marcus, founded Neiman Marcus in 1907. The first store was in downtown Dallas, Texas. From the beginning the goal of the trio was to establish a store in which customer service was unsurpassed. “It’s never a good sale for Neiman Marcus,” Herbert Marcus said, “unless it’s a good buy for the customer.”
In 1925 son Stanley Marcus began working at Neiman Marcus. It was Stanley who developed the image of Neiman Marcus as a luxury department store selling the most expensive merchandise. He started the tradition of having in-house fashion shows and beginning in 1938 he established the Neiman Marcus Award for Excellence in Fashion. Stanley Marcus became the president of Neiman Marcus in 1950. The following year, in the Neiman Marcus Christmas catalogue, the store started what has become one of their most famous features — the addition of unusual and very extravagant gifts. The publication of the catalogue is always a much-awaited event, with lots of press coverage. (courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild)
This amazing and most beautiful dress reminds me of the famous Balenciaga draped gown. Such incredible detailing and tailoring in this dress. No notable flaws that I can see, apart from a slight unravelling of a back dart (an easy fix) and a small spot on the dress front skirt which gets lost in the folds. I have included a photo of the spot (refer last photo). I must say it lightened after a trip to the dry cleaners, and I believe subsequent cleaning may lighten it even further. I don't think one would notice it when worn because of the gorgeous details on this dress which completely obscure this minor issue. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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