1950s Sylvan Rich for Martini Pink Floral Print on Black Silk Twill Dress

This is an absolutely gorgeous example of ready-to-wear in the 1950s. The silk that it is made out of is beautiful. It is a fine silk twill that is comparable in weight to that of the silk used for Hermes scarves but with more structure to it so that the shape is held. The print is screened onto the silk in a pattern of vibrant little pink flowers. These are screened over the entire dress and pop wonderfully off the black backdrop. The shoulders are rounded and there is no seam there to break the line. The sleeves fall to the elbow and each is cut straight so they have a bit of width to them. The dress is cut to skim over the body rather then hug it. I love the two little flat set bows that sit on either side of the waist. These add a pretty touch and also help to highlight the inverted pleats that run along the sides of the skirt. Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a semi-sheer black silk organza and closes with a back painted metal zipper. It appears to have been worn very little if at all.There is evidence that the side seams were let out a little above the waist. Photo is after the label photo

Shoulders: no defined seams
Bust: 18" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice length: 15" from shoulder to top of the waist band
Skirt length: 22" from top of the waist band to the bottom of the hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML-MED

Item# D381

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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