suzy perette

1950s Extraordinary Gigi Young Silk Button Front Dress

This little Gigi Young number (sister company to Suzy Perette) is exquisitely made and the simplicity of its design hides a masterful technique and construction. It is full of wonderful, subtle details that tell of the high quality of the dress. It buttons down the front right to the hem with silk covered buttons in the same fabric. Because it completely unbuttons you can actually use it as a layering pieces if you wished to. I love the way the skirt is set so that the seams open out to inverted pleats around the hip to allow for the fullness you see. The sleeves are sleek and simple as is the collar and the skirt is wonderfully full. That skirt has a built in skirting to give it that fullness and I did not have to add any extra crinolines. It's fabulous. Excellent condition

Self backed fabric with an additional attached underskirt. It closes with the buttons at the front and with hidden hook & eye. Hand finished. Very well made. Note that someone has taken up the skirt so that the last buttons sits right at the lower hem. If you wished to take it down you could get an additional 5" in length.

Sleeves: 16" approx.
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Length: 42" from shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2345

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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