1960s Fred Perlberg Long Ivory Fully Sequinned Plunge Dress
Fred Perlberg is an interesting designer. He started his label in 1920 at the grand old age of 19 and continued as the designer until 1968 when he retired. This would be from just before that. It is a great representation of what the label did so well - make mid-priced party and dance dresses that followed the current trends. They were well made in small production runs and hold up well to the passing of time. This one is a simple silk sheath with the waist nipped in and a long lean skirt. It is completely covered with rows of ivory sequins that are set on long squiggling lines vertically up the dress. The bodice is cut with a plunge front and a slit runs up one side of the skirt. I love how the edges around the neckline and waist have a tighter panel of sequins going in the opposite direction. It is a nice touch to highlight and add some texture and interest to the piece. The sequins have a pearlized iridescent quality to them so that the dress has a nice glow without being overwhelming. Excellent condition.
Fully lined in an ivory organza and closes with a back painted metal and nylon zipper. Hand finishes
Bust: to 19" 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: 15" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 42" from waist to hem, slit 20"
Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG
Reference Photo: Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture, by Erin Leydon.
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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