1950s Rare Jacques Fath Silk Day Dress
Important Jacques Fath late 1940s, early 1950s day dress in a deep navy blue silk. Many Fath devotees say that his designs influenced Dior and the "New Look" silhouette and you can see that in this piece. The skirt is actually very full and the silk cut on the bias so it has a delicious amount of movement to it. The top is cut loose and easy with a nipped in waist. He loved pleating details and you can see that in how the skirt flows from the flat front detail at the lower waist. This little detail gives a flat stomach and adds to a girls hourglass shape with still being comfortable to wear for day. The collar is wide and has a pretty top stitch detail. I love that it notches back and up and behind on itself and then picks up that same button detail on the front of the skirt. You can barely see it when worn but it is there - a testament to the devotion paid to details then! Stunning and rare!
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