Late 1960s Fred Perlberg by Roger Millet Pink Silk Chiffon Dress w Silver Beaded Bodice
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. After he retired Roger Millet took over as the designer and he stayed with the label until the late seventies. This dress is most likely from the earlier part of the Millet era, dating to the late 1960s or early 1970s. The Perlberg company dresses were well made in done in small production runs so that they could focus on good quality pieces.
This dress is a great representation of what the label did so well. It made dresses to dance in and this would be fabulous to do just that in. This one is gorgeous with its bright pink silk chiffon skirt that is made up of many yards of the fabric. There are three layers in total in the skirt. The top two layers are the pink silk chiffon and then there is a skirt made out of pink lining under those. When you move the silk will twirl around you beautifully. The skirt is set high and angles up to attach just under the bust line. The bodice itself is gorgeous and is completely covered with a silver lace that then has looped silver beads, silver sequins and prong set rhinestones set onto it for a lovely bit of glamour and contrast to the pink. The neckline does quite low and is cut wide across the front. The straps extend out from the bodice and curves over your shoulder and down the back. At the back it finishes in a curved low scoop to leave a bare expanse of skin above. It is a lovely piece and the pink is even better in person and on an actual body. Excellent condition.
Fully lined through the skirt and main part of the bodice in a pink silk. The upper bodice and straps are lined in a nude netting. The dress closes with a back painted metal and a hook above that. The pink of the skirt is sifter in person then how it photoed here.
Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Under Bust: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner natural waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 12" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 42" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XXS-XS
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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