adele simpson

1972 Silk Print Adele Simpson Dress

This is a stunning silk twill dress fashioned along a Westernized version of the cheongsam. It is by Adele Simpson but is unlabeled. I actually has the exact twin of this dress many years ago so know with absolute certainty that it is by her! There is a depth and richness to the silk that you just don't get the full impact of till you see it in person. The exterior of the dress is a Hermes scarf weight silk twill that is screened with that amazing explosion of multi colored flowers. The colors run rampant over the entire piece from the simple, sleeveless, high collared bodice to the skirt that sweeps to the floor in a simple column of fabric. I love how the contrasting bands of design at the neck and how that is picked up again at the hem. And how can you not love the scattering of dots n the background? Lovely and in great condition!

Bust: 17" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 40" from waist to hem

Fully lined in a fine black tissue silk and closes with a painted metal zipper with hook & eye at the back of the neck. There are a series of small, well done stitching that were done at the top of one shoulder along the seam and along the top of the collar at the back where the fabric was beginning to separate from the base. It is now stable and these are practically invisible but has been priced accordingly and noted.

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD974

Reference Photo: Adele Simpson Ad, Vogue US, May 1972.

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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