Vintage Late 1950s Ivory Faille Dress with Green Embroidery - New!
Bust: 37 inches + 94 cm
Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm
Total Length: 42 inches + 107 cm
* Vintage late 1950s ivory faille dress
* Featured at front is a huge spray of green embroidered roses and leaves
* Princess seamed front and back
* Bodice with square neckline and shoulder straps
* Fully lined with boned bodice
* Built-in tulle petticoat in skirt
* Label reads Jean Allen, London
Jean Allen was a London-based fashion house operating through the 1950s to the High Street boom of the1970s. The company produced good quality fashion items. Sue Irving, an employee of the company in the 1970s recalled that “there was an actual Jean Allen who controlled the fashion house, at Cavendish Square London, she was married to a Mr Parry Billings who was instrumental in the day to day decisions. I only know this as I worked there in 1975. They used to source all their models from the London College of fashion, Mr Billings always said that their girls knew how to walk properly!, They had a factory in Italy where their designs came to life.”
This is an early label Jean Allen dress and is in great condition for its age. The only issue I can see is some minor fraying at the hemline which can be re-stitched if desired. A beautiful Summer dress that can be dressed up or down
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