1950s Grey Silk & Rhinestone Button Suit

This is a stupendous little 1950s suit with a Rafi New York label. The fabric is just wonderful and the photos do not convey how it really is incorporated into the design as an element to how the suit sits and looks. It has enough weight to it to take advantage of its slightly sculptural qualities while still remaining light weight when on. The skirt skims the hips and is cut in that classic 50s pencil skirt. The jacket is beautiful with to the elbow sleeves that stay straight and wide. The shoulders are rounded and I love the little notches at the waist. The closure at the front is the star of this suit though - each button is a round little ball of smoky grey rhinestones. Each of the three buttonholes are finished and have a little swoop of stiffened fabric to decorate! Absolutely beautiful! Excellent, appears unworn condition

Sleeves: 18"
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 18" flat across the back from seam to seam
Waist: 17" flat across the back from seam to seam
Length: 19" from neck to hem

Waist: 13" flat across the back from seam to seam
Hips: 20" flat across the back from seam to seam
Length: 25" from waist to hem

Both pieces are fully lined in a black silk. The skirt closes with a side metal zipper and hook & eye at the waist. The jacket closes with the round smoky rhinestone set buttons at the front and a hidden fabric covered snap under the top corner of the front edge. Proper finished button holes. Hans set lining.

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML

Item# D472

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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