1950s Don Loper Designer Red Rose Lamé Ensemble- New!
Bust: 35 - 36 inches + 89 - 91 cm
Waist: 27 inches + 68 cm
Hips: 40 inches + 102 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 45 inches + 114 cm
Length: 42 inches + 107 cm
Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.
* Sensational late 1950s coat and dress set, commercially made
* Main fabric used is gold lamé printed with red roses and green leaves
* Coat is made of red velvet and lined in the lamé fabric
* It features a stand-up Nehru style collar with elbow-length sleeves
* Dress is all in one and fashioned to look like a sheath dress with an over-bodice
* Short-sleeved bodice with a deep scooped out neckline edged in red velvet
* Low scooped out back with metal zipper and slit near hemline
* Fully lined in red acetate,
* Label reads Don Loper
Don Loper had a number of professions before he came to costume design - he was a dancer, choreographer, actor, director, costume and set designer. In 1946, he opened a sophisticated couture dress salon on Sunset Boulevard. The lavishly appointed salon showcased a bevy of magnificent gowns, cocktail dresses, suits, dresses, and coats - all with hugely expensive price tags. His designs, which embodied the chic elegance of the period, were very much prized by Hollywood's elite movie stars and by socialites alike. So much so that Lucille Ball, in her hit TV show I Love Lucy dedicated an entire episode to the designer. Today, Don Loper designs often come with hefty price tags, especially the earlier ones. As with Lilli Ann, one can usually spot a Don Loper original by the look, design and cut.
No notable flaws that I can see - a tiny bit of crushing to the velvet but hard to notice due to its lustre and a couple of loose threads. It's really in wonderful condition for its age. The coat is beautifully finished and can almost be worn with the lurex on the outside.
Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.
Incredibly beautiful dress set designed to stand out. A true Hollywood ensemble fit to be worn by the stars. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.
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