Spectacular 1950s Black Taffeta Designer Party Dress - New! (SOLD)
Size: Extra Small
Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm
Waist: 25 inches + 63 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm
Total Length: 44 inches + 112 cm
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.
* 1950s black taffeta cocktail dress
* Dramatic red panel underskirt with black dotted netting overlay
* Jeanette Alexander designer label, USA
* Decorative buttons to front bodice
* Spaghetti straps
* Ruched draping at side to accentuate red acetate panel
* Extra wide skirt
*Perfectly working side metal zipper
Jeannette Hunt Alexander Hyland was the daughter of designer Peggy Hunt. Alexander got her start in the clothing business during WWII when she thought she might be able to make money mass manufacturing shoulder pads. Based in Los Angeles, she was able to acquire hard to find fabric in New York and used it to make her shoulder pads. She sold them to department stores and manufacturers across the United States.
Just after the war she began her own label, around 1947 or 1948. Her first line was a simple collection of skirts, then she added a few dresses. Within a short time she developed a full line that was successful until the early seventies when she retired.
This vintage dress has been carefully looked after and is in excellent condition for its age. Remember this dress is over sixty years old with no noticeable flaws that I can see. Cleaned and ready to wear.
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 designer dress with a dramatic drape on left hipline to reveal the skirt underneath. Certainly a stunner! Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.
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