1950s Avant Garde Draped Silk Dress

Exceptional and unusual little black silk dress with a label attributing it to Zoe - who created demi-couture made to order pieces in Toronto in the fifties and early sixties. The dress has a definite couture like feel and is rather edgy for its time period of the late fifties to early sixties. The base is constructed from a luxurious silk that has an almost sueded feel to it and then it was lined in silk as well. It is very light weight because of the fineness and quality of the silk used. It is a simple sheath with a seam at the waist that only gives a hint of shape and a high neckline. Over this is has the most avant grade draping! The back has an almost sack back drape to it which extends across the front in and narrows into two little pointed corners. One corner is permanently attached to the opposite side seam and the other hooks into place. It is very unusual and distinctive & very chic. Very Balenciaga. Excellent, appears unworn condition!

Bust: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam but with open sides
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 38" from neck to hem

Fully lined in a high quality, fine black tissue silk. It closes with a side painted metal zipper and one shoulder closes with a row of hidden snaps. One point of the draped panel is attached to the dress and the other wraps and hooks into place.

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML

Item# D463

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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