1950s Paisley Colour Block Cotton Designer Dress - New!
***Sorry this dress is on hold for a special person and not available for sale at this time...thanks for understanding***
Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm
Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm
Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm
Total Length: 43 inches + 109 cm
* Vintage 1950s colour block lightweight cotton dress
* Design features paisley colour blocks bordered by polka dot strips and lines
* Colours include avocado green, ivory, tan and rust
* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt
* Sleeveless bodice with jewel neckline and faux front placket with buttons
* Neckline and armholes edger in white piping
* Very full knife pleated skirt
* Working back metal zipper and original self belt
* Label reads L'Aiglon - union tag circa 1955
L’Aiglon was founded in 1919 in Philadelphia, as part of Biberman Brothers, Inc. Biberman's previous clothing lines were labelled Biberman Make and their focus was on producing easy care house dresses or wash dresses (referred to back then as tubable). They also made bathrobes and uniforms for maids and nurses. When the L’Aiglon label became operational, the company expanded its clothing lines to make inexpensive but stylish dresses for women and juniors (the latter under the Jeanne D’Arc label). After WW2 , the company further expanded to take advantage of the post-war economic boom and the rising demand for couture and high fashion items. It focused its production on casual dresses that could be "worn and loved by women in every income bracket from the mink and mansion set to the budget and bungalow crowd." Also during the 1950s, L’Aiglon dresses were used as costumes for the popular soap opera: The Edge of Night. Around that time, the average L'Aiglon dress sold for around $30 which, according to today's prices would be $250. Despite over 70 years of success L’Aiglon was forced out of business by 1976. Like many other apparel companies they couldn’t compete with cheaper imported clothing.
This beautiful dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. Absolutely no flaws that I can see. - looks as if it was never worn. Shown with a crinoline for presentation purposes and not included in the sale. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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