• Vintage Late 1950s Early 1960s Magenta & Purple Floral Dress- New!
  • Vintage Late 1950s Early 1960s Magenta & Purple Floral Dress- New!
  • Vintage Late 1950s Early 1960s Magenta & Purple Floral Dress- New!
  • Vintage Late 1950s Early 1960s Magenta & Purple Floral Dress- New!
  • Vintage Late 1950s Early 1960s Magenta & Purple Floral Dress- New!
  • Vintage Late 1950s Early 1960s Magenta & Purple Floral Dress- New!
  • Vintage Late 1950s Early 1960s Magenta & Purple Floral Dress- New!
  • Vintage Late 1950s Early 1960s Magenta & Purple Floral Dress- New!

Vintage Late 1950s Early 1960s Magenta & Purple Floral Dress- New!

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Measurements

Size: Small

Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

Hips: open

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  47 inches + 122 cm 

Sleeve Length: 17.5 inches + 45 cm

Hem Length: none

Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 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.

 

Description

* Beautiful late 50s to early 60s wool-blend dress

* Fabric design features allover florals in vibrant pinks, reds and purples

* Classic silhouette with a nipped waist and full skirt

* Dress has ¾ sleeves with an oval neckline

* Fitted waist with self-tie at front

* Skirt is very full and has a balloon hem

* Low u-shaped back with metal zipper

* Skirt lined in pink acetate, 

* Label reads Jerry Gilden Spectator

Jerry Gilden was a 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 st

 

Condition 

Excellent. 

No notable flaws that I can see - vibrant colours and strong fabric. Small repair to fabric around the zipper, hardly noticeable.

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.

 

Comment 

Love this dress for its colour combination, its styling and construction.and, of course, - its label. Jerry Gilden made so many wonderful dresses and this one is up there with the best in my opinion.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

 

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COVID-19

Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

Availability
This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


Postage
We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

 

LayBys/Layaways
Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

Alterations
Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

Special Orders
If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

Photography
Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.