1940s Inset Scenes Eisenberg & Sons Originals Button Swing Dress
Eisenberg dresses from the 1940s are almost impossible to find anymore as the company only made clothing for a few short decades - completely going from clothing to only producing jewels as of 1958. The pieces from the thirties and forties are the most collectible and this was definitely the "heyday" of the clothing division. This wonderful little dress is like the holy grail of swing dresses with its fantastic details. Combine that with the rare Eisenberg Originals label and you have a winning combination for any collector. The cut is perfectly simple and perfectly feminine. The skirt skims over the hips and flares out at the hem to give it an extra kick and swing effect. The bodice is classic forties with short sleeves and a high V neck. Set into the fabric and starting on one sleeve, crossing over the bodice and down the side of the skirt are little abstract designs that remind me of seaside. These are made by literal cut outs of the black silk crepe fabric and then placing hand painted panels of silk behind. You can clearly see that each little panel of silk secured behind the cut puts has been individually painted to perfectly match the subsequent design that you see from the front. Its genius. If that was not enough the dress closes with a series of buttons that start at the neck. run down the bodice at an angle and then follow the entire side of the dress. This allows you to leave the skirt open as high as you wish for extra flash of leg. One of the most striking and unusual 1940s dresses I have ever had. Excellent condition with some tiny things to note below
Unlined and closes with a series of buttons down the side as described above. I see a teeny bit of over-pressing to the seams here and there and a bit of a mark under one arm that is not seen when on. Considering its age and rarity I feel like this just adds to the authenticity and patina of this amazing vintage dress.
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 17.5" from neck to waist
Skirt: 28" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.