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1960s Teal Traina New With Tags Printed Chiffon Dress

This is so similar in cut to the mainline Traina label dress I have in the shop right now that I feel that this one must have been produced for the boutique based on the design of the other. Geoffrey Beene worked for the Traina label from 1958 through to 1963 and I feel that this must be one of his designs as like the green one I have listed, it has very strong Beene design elements. I have seen similar pieces from him later from his own label and its fascinating to see what is probably an early piece of the evolution of one of the great American designers. This version is remarkable and still has its original hang tags.  It is full length and made of a combination of a printed chiffon and a satin finish crepe bodice. Where the other dress I have was embroidered this one is screened with a gorgeous print that highlights the skirt and sleeves. The skirt is cut full and gathers into the waist and is topped by simple bodice that buttons up the front with big frog knots. I adore the wide, balloon cut sleeves and how they come out from the waist to create volume that balances the fullness of the skirt. Shape is created with an attached fabric belt that cinches in the waist or allows you to keep it loose and easy. It is very pretty. Excellent condition

The skirt is lined in a second layer of black chiffon and the bodice is lined in a black silk. The sleeves are unlined. It closes at the front with frog buttons. Hidden fabric covered snaps close each sleeve. Has original tags. It's never been worn but was cleaned. I see two areas on the fabric of the bodice that are slightly thinned, as well as a small spot on the upper shoulder - I have photoed these. All are strong and stable and did not worsen with cleaning. Priced accordingly.

Sleeves: 28"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: no defined seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 12.5" from neck to waist
Skirt: 41" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2434

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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