1950s Amazing Anne Fogarty Silk Dress

An extraordinary silk fifties dress in every way, from its charmingly full skirt to it's nipped in waist and stunning fabric. You can just picture the girl in her flats and cat eyed sunglasses and scarf over her curls that would have worn this. It is a wonderful example of Fogarty's work and eye for fabric. Constructed from fine Indian grade fabric that would have captured the exoticism trend happening in that that time. I love contrast of the Indian paisley feel design mixed with bold striping. The fabric is light as a feather yet the dress still feel structured and proper - an amazing contrast. The skirt would have been constructed around fabric screened specifically for it. Each pleat has the striping inside so when you move you get lots on visual interest. The bodice is cut like a proper fifties dress should be with rounded shoulder and gussets under each arm. The fabric is again used specifically to follow the design. Amazing! Excellent condition.

Shoulders: no defined seams
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 16" from neck to waist
Skirt: 27" from waist to hem

Unlined and closes with a back painted metal zipper. It was styled over a light crinoline that is not included.

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD922

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival

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