Late 1950s Early 1960s Jerry Gilden Wool Dress - NEW!
Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm
Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm
Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 41 inches + 104 cm
Hem Length : 3 inches + 8 cm
Zipper Length: 20 inches + 51 cm
Seam Allowance: 0.5 inches + 1.3 cm (per side from under bust)
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.
* Late 1950s early 1960s wool commercially made dress
* Classic sheath silhouette with a defined waist and narrow skirt
* Dress bodice with long sleeves in soft black wool jersey
* Small collar in black and white tweed
* Half decorative belt at bust with two self covered buttons
* Skirt is of contrasting black and white tweed that starts under bust
* Back with metal zipper
* Seat is lined only, raw seams with hand-finished hem
* Label reads Gilden Juniors
Gilden Juniors was a fashion line for young women and an off-shoot of Jerry Giulden 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.
Excellent vintage condition.
No notable flaws that I can see, it is in great condition for its age.
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 will be highlighted here.
Fabulous dress with great lines, reminds me of something Audrey Hepburn would wear with black tights. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.
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