fred perlberg

1960s Fred Perlberg Prettiest Bright Tulip Print Chiffon Gathered Front Halter 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. So this dress would be from near the end of his career. His focus was on pieces you could dance it and often had elements that would twirl around you when you moved on the dance floor. 

I love the lightness of the chiffon on this dress and the brilliant mix of tropical colours that make up the print. Fred Perlberg made dresses that were to be danced in as I mention above and this one is no exception. The outer layer of chiffon is cut on the bias so that is has a lot of movement. When you stand still it falls in a gorgeous column but as soon as you move you see just how much fabric is there. The dress is made up of two layers. The printed crepe chiffon top layer that has that gorgeous tulip print on it and then a pink inner dress under that. The bodice has been gathered into a sexy little round keyhole at the front. The straps extend out from there to curve up and over the shoulders to meet the back. The fabric on the bust is gathered across your bust and then the skirt falls from the seam under the bust. It is also gathered in more towards the centre to the round keyhole so that you get more fabric falling down the centre of the skirt for a pretty effect. At the back it is cut to leave the upper back and shoulders bare. It is so pretty and fresh feeling. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a pink silky rayon and closes with a back painted zipper. It looks like it was let out a little bit on each side. You can see the previous stitch marks and I have photoed that for you. Please see the final photo after the label shot 

Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Under bust: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam right under the bust
Natural waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 14" from shoulder to seam under the bust
Skirt: 44" from seam under the bust to to hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD3885

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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