1950s Jerry Gilden Designer Lilac Border Floral Dress- New
Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm
Waist: 26.5 inches + 67 cm
Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm
Total Length: 43 inches + 109 cm
* Vintage 1950s lightweight ivory cotton dress
* Large floral bouquet pattern in lilac & purple with contrast sage green stripes
* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt
* Short sleeved bodice with low squared neckline
* Full knife pleated skirt that features horizontal striped border
* Back nylon zipper with original part belt
* 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 stunning designer dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age with no flaws that I can see. In fact it looks hardly worn. Shown with a crinoline and a substitute ribbon for presentation purposes only. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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