Vintage 1950s Silver Satin Applique Party Dress - New! (ON HOLD)
Size: Small - Medium
Bust: 36 inches + 91cm
Waist: 26 inches + 60 cm
Shoulder to Waist: 17 inches + 43.18 cm
Total Length: 46 inches + 116.84 cm
* 1950s silver/platinum silk satin party dress
* Wonderful silhouette with sweetheart neckline
* Shelf bust with wide shoulder straps
* Gorgeous 3D applique and ruffles on bust, spray on skirt
* A-line skirt with pelon stiffening for shape
* Metal back zipper
* Marjorie Michael label
Marjorie Michael established her California based fashion business in 1948 with two sewing machines and two employees. In her quest to design "dresses that enhanced a women's femininity" she ensured that only natural fibres were used in her clothing range, such as silk and cotton. The fabrics were largely imported from France and Italy. Marjorie never used synthetic fabrics or synthetic blends in her designs. At the label's peak, the output was considered to be equal to such high profile labels as "Peggy Hunt" and "Dorothy O'Hara". Over 800 department and larger retail stores in the USA carried her lines. In the early 1950s, Gracie Allen wore many Marjorie Michael dresses on "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show." The company went out of business in the mid 1970s.
This stunning vintage dress presents beautifully for its age but unfortunately has a recently acquired grease stain on the front mid-bodice section just under the right bust. Apart from that, a couple of earlier lighter and smaller discolourations along with some light scuffing of the fabric but these are minor and not really noticeable when worn. Sold as is. The first five photographs were taken previous to the stain and the last photograph was taken recently.
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