philip hulitar

1950s Philip Hulitar Strapless Silk Dress & Skirted 1/2 Jacket

Philip Hulitar only designed under his own label for a short time period - 1949-1964. Prior to that he was the in-house custom designer for Bergdorf's. His pieces are very beautiful and have an air of sophistication about them. Finding examples is hard due to the short period his label existed. This dress with its unique matching skirted 1/2 jacket is absolutely incredible. The fabric is exquisite - a fine silk chiffon in a vivid clear green that has a spray of pink and coral flowers screened onto the bodice and skirt. The bodice is quite wonderful with its meticulously constructed flat pleats. - a signature design element of Hulitar. At the waist is a silk satin bow in pink. The jacket that sits over the dress is made of that same bright pink silk satin. It slips over the dress with little cap sleeves and and long side panels that go the hem and end in a fine fringe. At the back it drapes inwards to a fringing detail. The lining is a green silk chiffon that perfectly picks up on the dress  and is so well made it is almost reversible. The skirt is cut long and lean with weighted discs set inside in the couture manner at the back hem to add weight and ensure that it falls perfectly. The bodice has a full built in corset that is lightly boned. All the draping and pleating have been done by hand and the work is on par with demi-couture. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a green tissue silk. The bodice has a full built in, boned corset. The hem of the dress is weighted. It closes with a back, hand-set painted metal zipper. The half jacket is made of a pink silk satin that matches the bow on the waist and is lined in green silk chiffon

Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 8" from neck to waist
Skirt: 42" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD1263

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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