Late 1950s Early 1960s Red Floral Silk Designer Party Dress- New!
Size: Extra Small
Bust: 32 inches + 81cm
Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm
Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 44 inches + 112 cm
Hem Length: none
Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm
Note: Measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam.
* Absolutely stunning late 1950s quality wine background silk designer dress
* Fabric design features bold all over floral print in brilliant reds and greens
* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt
* Sleeveless bodice with plunge neckline
* Self bows adorn each shoulder
* Princess seaming from neckline to hem with full skirt
* Entire dress is lined in pellon stiffening
* Low matching back with metal zipper
* Designer label reads Suzy Perette
The Suzy Perette label was a registered trademark of Lombardy Dress (founded as Lombardy Frocks in 1930) and registered in 1954. A sister label to Suzy Perette was the Gigi Young Fashions label (late fifties to 1966). This label followed the same successful style formula of Suzy Perette but as a less expensive line.
Suzy Perette was greatly influenced by Parisian fashions, with the silhouette of cinched waist and full skirt extremely popular in the early fifties. In fact, the Suzy Perette label acquired the right to incorporate Christian Dior's designs into their own product range- and this dress is a wonderful example!
This amazing dress is in wonderful condition for its age, looks hardly worn, if at all. No notable flaws that I can see, dress is immaculate, cleaned and ready to wear. One of the most striking Suzy Perette labelled dresses I have seen. The silhouette is simple but so flattering, and the pellon lining adds body and structure to the silk. Not sure if there might have been a simple tacking stitch to the plunging neckline but I can't find where it would have been, but a simple thing to do should you want it to be less décolleté . I love it as it is!! Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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