1950s Designer Frank Usher Teal Floral Brocade Cocktail Dress- New!
Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm
Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm
2Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 40 inches + 102 cm
Zipper Length: 18 inches + 46 cm
Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm
Seam Allowance: seams are notched
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.
* Lovely late 1950s to early 1960s commercially made dress
* Fabric is teal and blue brocade with rose print
* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt
* Low squared neckline, with wide shoulder straps
* Dropped waist that deepens at the back
* Pleated and draped front centre skirt with light gathers at side and back
* Inverted centre pleat decorated with a large self-fabric bow
* Fully lined bodice, skirt with built-in black net for structure
* Back metal zipper
* Label reads Frank Usher
Frank Usher opened for business in 1946 in London. The company’s specialty was bringing high-end details and fresh off the runway inspirations at a more moderate price range, and often incorporating up-market details such as elaborate embroidery. More recently, the company went into receivership in 2001, was sold to management, and was then purchased by the Simma Corporation. The Usher warehouse and distribution plant was moved from London to Stoke to streamline operations. Currently, the company produces four different collections of evening wear and versatile separates: Frank Usher, Dusk, Coterie, and Bridal.
No notable flaws that I can see.
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.
Beautiful dress utilizing quality fabric and a design very typical of Dior for this period. In fabulous condition too! Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.
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