Dated 1960 Sophie Gimbel Attr Saks 5th Ave Soutache & Silk Dress
This wonderful little black dress is from the time period that Sophie Gimbel was designing the Saks in-house ready-to-wear line and her pieces were very expensive. Most of the custom pieces like this one, had extraordinary little details and were extremely well made. This dress does not have a Sophie designated tag but it does have its custom order tag which also conveniently dates it exactly for us: 9-30-60. It is almost certainly a Sophie design and because of the lack of that identifying tag it is a super deal price wise as the addition of the tag alone would add several hundred dollars to the price I have here. The dress is a stunning black silk taffeta that has a black cord applique applied as well as lace trim. The applique work covers the bodice and circles the hem in a wide panel. The sleeves, neck and hem are also finished with a feminine black lace - and on the hem the bottom panel of lace also is the cord detail applied. This would be all hand done fabric and impossible to replicate at this quality now. The bodice is kept sweet and simple with a high neck and gently curving shoulder. Under the skit is a built in black silk light crinoline to the shape is kept beautifully. It is just wonderful and a rare find. Excellent condition
Fully interlined in a black silk organza and has an inner black silk taffeta crinoline for volume. It closes with a back painted metal zip and the interior crinoline closes with hook and eye. Wonderfully made and hand finished.
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15.5" from neck to waist
Skirt: 27.5" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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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