Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by jeanniegtz, May 4, 2011.
that is quite the va--va-va-voom dress! Love it!
More images (the end)
Thanks again to all of you! Especially, Joan
Amazing Dress! Beautiful!
gosh, that really is fabulous! love the beading detail, and yes the flattering narrow ribbing at the waist, too. it's amazing how modern it looks. she was so ahead of her time.
here's to jeannie, who no longer wants to do this :trashpc:
Yes, she was incredible. I've gathered that the dress was made 1951-1953, so about 60 years old. Hope I look that good at 60 ;-)
As for the computer, it is still in jeporady!
WOW! That is gorgeous!!
Lovely dress. Those pom-poms are rather cheeky. Do you have the reference for the date of this dress? It would be great if we could see the proportion of the length on your mannequin. That's another photo I'm afraid if you can handle another cocktail!
Here are a couple of my sources. Will provide actual measurements shortly.
http://bonniecashinfoundation.org/dc.cfm (scroll down to Guttman Bros)
(scroll to Knitwear, then box 42, folder 5)
A very beautiful dress...
If you scroll down to page 180 of the cdn.calisphere link you posted, you will find this information (below), which seems to narrow the dates to 1952-1954:
Measurements of Mannequin
For anyone interested, here are the measurements of the manni that the dress was displayed on.
front shoulder to shoulder 15"
length from shoulder to bottom of manni 22"
Thanks for the interest!
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