1950s Suzy Perette Black & Red Diamond Pattern Full Skirt Dress
There never was an actual 'Suzy' behind the Suzy Perette label. Rather, the company that created the line relied heavily on the designs coming out of Paris and the interpretations of the Couture looks, in particular Dior's 'New Look'. Designs were interpreted and done in-house and the result was well-made, beautifully executed pieces.
This example is made of a light weight silk that has a slight 'raw texture to it. Onto the black base there is the most incredible graphic diamond check pattern in a vivid red that covers the entire dress. The pattern is over-sized and makes a wonderful statement. I have not found a really great Perette dress in ages and am so pleased to have such a fine example of her work in the shop today. It has such pretty lines that you can't help but swoon at the sight of it. The top has an easy cut with a wide cut neck at the front, a V cut at the back and capped sleeves. It nips in at the waist and then the skirt flares out under that lots of fabric in it. I styled it over a very light crinoline so you could get an idea of the fullness. It could be worn over an even fuller crinoline if you wanted it to be more dramatic. The skirt is set into the waist with a series of perfectly spaced, crisp pleats at the top that open out to give the volume you sees. The colors are lovely, the fabric of very good quality and the lines and cut are wonderful. Excellent condition
Fully lined with a black silky rayon through the bodice and the skirt is unlined. It closes with a back painted metal zipper.
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of shoulder to waist
Skirt: 32" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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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