Late 1950s Garnet Coloured Dotted Swiss Fabric Dress- NEW!
Size: Extra Small
Bust: 32 - 34 inches + 81 - 86 cm
Waist: 24 - 25 inches + 61 - 63.5 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39.5 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 44 inches + 112 cm
Hem Length : 5 inches + 13 cm
Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm
Seam Allowance: unseen
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 garnet coloured ditted Swiss fabric commercially made dress
* Fabric design features embroidered dots set in a diamond grid pattern
* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and wide skirt
* Dress bodice with curved bust and thin shoulder straps
* Skirt is gathered and very full
* Side metal zipper and self-fabric belt with rhinestone buckle
* Fully lined in red acetate
* Label reads Lanz Original
Lanz was started in Salzburg, Austria in 1922, by Josef Lanz and Fritz Mahler to supply traditional costumes for Austrians attending the Salzburg music festival. They noted their costumes were also bought by tourists (Americans) traveling to Austria in the 1920s and early 1930s.
In the mid-1930s, Josef Lanz left Austria, leaving the company there in the hands of other family members, and went to New York, where he opened a new branch of the business in 1936. About this time the hallmark Lanz heart appeared on Lanz labels. After the war, Lanz expanded their business to create fashions that were inspired by traditional Austrian folkwear, but followed the lines of current fashions.
Lanz of California was established in the 1940s, and they began to manufacture Austrian-inspired clothing in the US. By the early 1950s, the Lanz of California label was owned by Nornie and Werner Scharff, and the European and American companies were totally independent of one another. Their chief designer was Nornie Scharff, and she and Werner spent a great deal of time each year in Europe buying fabrics. By 1978, there were two Lanz companies in the US, Lanz Originals, which was still making dresses, and Lanz of Salzburg, a sleepwear maker. Around 2001, Lanz Originals stopped production. (Courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild)
Excellent vintage condition.
No notable flaws that I can see, it is in great condition for its age apart from the belt being a tad dingy.
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Beautifully made dress with a flattering cut. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.
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