Early 1960s Don Loper Designer Cotton Wiggle Dress- New!
Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm
Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm
Waist: 26 - 27 inches + 66 - 69 cm
Hips: 39 inches + 99 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 39.5 inches + 100 cm
Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm
Zipper Length: 18 inches + 46 cm
Seam Allowance: 0.5 inch + 1.25 cm (per side)
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.
* Stunning early 1960s cotton commercially made dress
* Fabric design features gerbera-like flowers in shades of blue & lilac with green centres & leaves
* Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and straight skirt
* Sleeveless bodice with wide oval neckline
* Straight skirt with open kick pleat at back
* Bodice and skirt both fully lined
* Back metal zipper
* 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. The hem has been dropped and a faint line remains but it's not very noticeable when worn.
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.
Simple design that is all about the cut and construction. Something Don Loper was renowned for. Cleaned and ready to wear. Ribbon belt for display purposes only. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.
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