1960s Demi-Couture Level Black Wool Crepe Shift Dress
I recently received a few dresses from Europe that are maddening in that they are obviously demi-couture but have no labels to verify their origins. They are extremely well made and have the inner finishes that belie their high end origins. This means that the girl that buys them is getting exceptional quality for a very good price. This is one of them and is a sleek and simple black shift dress made of a wool crepe. It is very well finished in silk with ribbon and hand finished and edges and a hand set zipper. The exterior is a simple cut that has an almost Cardin or Courreges feel to the seam work and design. The front skims the body to the banded waist - highlighted by two large buttons. The skirt is cut on a slight A-line and falls just past the knee. I love the rounded pockets that add detail to each hips. It is very simple yet classic. Excellent condition.
Fully interlined in a fine black silk. It closes with a hand set painted metal zipper at the back. Hand finished. Pockets in each hip
Bust: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from neck to waist
Skirt: 23" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG
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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