1950s Draped Silk Suzy Perette Dress
Made of a stunning and unusual shade of orange printed silk - I would best call it a deep tangerine - with a customs design screened onto it. The front is gathered in great, elaborate pleating and gathering that is caught up by the extended fabric straps that go over each shoulder. This cleverly draws the eye into the waist and gives the illusion of an even greater nipped in waist and hourglass silhouette. I love how the straps glide over each shoulder and meet close together together at the back, its a nice, sexy detail that is a little unusual and gives the feeling of a barer back then what it actually is! The skirt is very full and has a built in underskirt - it is photographed here as it naturally falls with no extra crinolines added. The bottoms of the pleats are caught up with hand placed tacking so that the skirt falls exactly as the designer intended - shaped and slightly sculptural. Amazing and in excellent condition. This dress was featured in a September 2010 issue of Hello Canada magazine
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