Early 1960s Designer Black Linen Dress - New!

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Size: Extra Small

Bust: 32 - 34 inches + 81 -86 cm

Waist: 24 - 25 inches + 61 - 63.5 cm

Hips: 35 - 36 inches + 89 - 91.5 cm

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 38 inches + 97 cm 

Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41

Hem Length: 4 inches + 10 cm

Seam Allowance: unable to see but looks generous at skirt

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.



* Spectacular early 1960s black fine linen commercially made dress

* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and straight skirt

* Sleeveless bodice with wide oval neckline  finishing as wide shoulder straps

* Self-fabric inset at below bust in an arc shape inverted at waist

* Waist is high at the front and dips lower at the back

* The inset is finished with a large self bow trim with beaded fringing

* Low back with metal zipper and metal hook and eye fastening

 * Fully lined with handstitched hem

* Label reads Louis Feraud

In 1950, Louis Féraud created his first "Maison de Couture" in Cannes and by 1955 had established a couture house in Paris on 88, Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré and 57, rue Pierre-Charonne. From the mid-1950s he was dressing the Parisian elite including designing the wardrobe of the famous French movie actress Brigitte Bardot's for many of her movies. It wasn't until 1958 that he presented his first haute couture collection in Paris. In the early 60s, he hired the designers Jean-Louis Scherrer, Margit Brandt and Per Spook.  A major player in the development of the Space Age look, Feraud along with fellow French designers, ensured that this new modern style vibrated around the world. Feraud won many awards for fashion design during his lifetime as well as being a decorated Officier de la Legion d'Honneur.




No notable flaws that I can see. The dress has been hemmed higher than the original length, could easily be let down to the original length.

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.



An absolute stunner of a dress and very reminiscent of the dress Audrey Hepburn is pictured wearing. It has all the hallmarks of high-end fashion.   Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.


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