Late 50s or early 60s silk party dress in blues and purples, cut to flatter. Outer layer is softest chiffon with a tulip floral print. Beneath are a layer of solid chiffon and a smooth, opaque lining, both periwinkle blue, silk, and with an easy, A-line cut. Defined, ruched waist. Stitched down surplice bodice. Detachable real-silk floral embellishment. Closes at back with metal CC zipper and several hooks&eyes. Feels absolutely heavenly. From my personal collection.
Labels: Julia Lenobel
Our research indicates that Ms. Lenobel was born in Austria in 1903 and grew up in Brooklyn, NY. At some point after 1930, Lenobel moved to Des Moines, Iowa, where she ran a successful, upscale dress shop. She died in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, in 1993, aged 89.
Fiber/Care: unmarked, all silk, dry-clean
Condition: the outer fabric at the very top of both shoulders is worn through. there is minor underarm discoloration inside and out, as shown. the lingerie stays have been removed. there are scattered pricks and pulls. none of these is conspicuous, and the dress presents as bright, fresh, and lovely. did I mention that it feels incredible?
*We've had this dress professionally dry-cleaned and it's ready to wear.*
bodice to top seam: 12"/30.5cm
bodice to waist seam: 16"/40.5cm
at top waist seam: 28"/71cm
at bottom waist seam: 26"/66cm
hips as measured on innermost lining: 40"/101.5cm
For reference, model is 5'5.75", measures b: 35.5 (32D), w: 26.5, h: 35.5, and usually wears a U.S. modern size 2/4. Dress is not clipped for photos.
(BDV SKU: 00549-001)
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