1960s Chester Weinberg Gown & Jumpsuit

A stunning and unusual design from Chester Weinberg, with one of the best fabrics and combinations of cut that I have yet to see. The lines of it and design remind me of Teal Traina pieces and he did in fact work there for some time so it is interesting to see that evolution. He always started his design based on the fabric and in this case that fabric is spectacular! Comprised of two pieces he exterior is an extraordinary full length gown made of a baby pink and cream silk brocade with the design woven into the fabric. A full and fabulous bell skirt has a simple, bodice that buttons up the front. I adore the silk stain belt that circles the waist and ends in an extravagant bow at the front. This tops an inner jumpsuit that is simplicity itself. Note the color is a true Barbie pink with the outer piece being a shade softer then the inner jumpsuit. It's an amazing original piece that is extremely collectible and infinitely wearable. A real treasure of a find and in excellent condition to the point where it appears to have been worn very little if at all! Museum quality.

The jumpsuit is lined in a white silk crepe and closes with a back painted metal zipper. The gown is lined in a white silk organza and closes at the bodice with fabric covered buttons and at the waist with hook & eye. Inner waist stay and weighted hem. Hand finished,

Outer gown
Shoulders: 14.25"
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 12.5" from neck to waist
Skirt: 44" from waist to hem

Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 13" from neck to waist
Pant: 40" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD1339

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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