Vintage Late 1950s Early 1960s Green Embroidered Dress- New!
Size: Extra Small
Bust: 32 -34 inches + 81 - 86 cm
Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 40.5 inches + 103 cm
Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm
Hem Length: 5.5 inches + 14 cm
Seam Allowance: Unable to ascertain due to lining
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.
* Lovely late 1950s to early 1960s commercially made dress
* Fabric is a mint green lightweight cotton blend
* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt
* Sleeveless bodice with an oval neckline, metal zipper at rear
* Skirt has knife pleats at the waist and handstitched hem
* Deep embroidered floral & scrollwork border featuring in white, green & blue thread
* Bodice is fully lined in self-fabric
* Label reads Jeune Leique by Cherberg
Cherberg was a Philadelphia-based company founded in 1956 by Howard and Spencer Cherashore and Bernard Rutberg – the ‘Cher’ and ‘berg’ from their last names were combined to create the company name. Cherberg made women’s clothes under the trademark name of ‘Jeune Leique’ which by some reports was supposed to mean Junior League, except that Leique is not French for league. Co-founder Bernard Rutberg retired in 1985, two years before the company ceased production, and died in 2012 at the age of 91. ( Information Courtesy of the Fashion History Museum)
No notable flaws that I can see - it's really in wonderful condition for its age
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 dress in a wonderful colourway and the most fabulous embroidered border. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.
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