Vintage Designer Early 1960s Blue Roses Silk Dress - New!
Size: Extra Small
Bust up to : 34 inches + 86.36 cm
Waist: 24 inches + 60.96 cm
Bodice Length: 15 inches + 38.10 cm
Length: 40.5 inches + 102.87 cm
* Vintage 1960s blue roses on ivory slugged silk background
* Deep oval neckline, sleeveless with fitted bodice
* Gently gathered skirt with deep blue silk satin hemline
* Lovely silk satin rosette on left shoulder
* Back metal zipper
* Beautifully finished and lined
* Label by Shannon Rodgers
Jerry Silverman and Shannon Rodgers were founders and partners in the Shannon Rodgers label, one of the fashion industry's most successful New York women's ready-to-wear firms of the second half of the 20th century. Rodgers had previously designed for the movies, starting with Cecil B. DeMille's The Warrior's Husband in 1932. Rodgers subsequently moved to Hollywood . Under contract to DeMille, Rodgers worked on movies including Cleopatra and The Adventures of Marco Polo. During the 1930s, Rodgers worked as a Hollywood studio artist under many of the most well-known designers of the day on films including Man Chases Woman, Vogues of 1938, Prisoner of Zenda, Marie Antoinette and The Barretts of Wimpole Street.
He later worked with Silverman at Martini, a dress company that adapted Parisian designs. On collaborating with Silverman, Rodgers continued this practice in their designs and became known for their Americanised versions of Balenciaga designs. They produced ismple, but elegant, dresses, often with a single decoration to add interest
In the early 1960s Rodgers began collecting historic costumes. Eventually the collection would grow to be one of the most important private costume collections in the United States. They closed their business around 1978. In 1983, they donated their large clothing collection to Kent State University, where it formed the basis of their museum’s collection of historical fashion.
This wonderful dress has been carefully looked after and is in excellent condition for its age. No rips, repairs or damage that I can find. I should note this dress is a wonderful example of the elegant dresses produced by this firm.
Shown with a slight crinoline which is not included.
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