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Helen Rose or Helene Poross? Struggling to read this label, would love help.

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by QVintage, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. QVintage

    QVintage Registered Guest

    Hi All,

    So, I've found the wool dress pictured here, and it's lovely.

    Linked with silk, the zipper company Ries (metal) was established in 1949 according to my research.

    I believe the dress is early 1960s or late 50s, but I'm uncertain and would love some help with dating it properly.

    Additionally, I am SO confused on reading this label, I've looked in countless forums and threads here and elsewhere and I just can't seem to make it out. I originally thought it read "Helene Poross" but with the rose pictured, I wondered if it's a Helen Rose.

    Any assistance you all can offer is so appreciated.

    Thank you,


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  2. Jonathan

    Jonathan Trade Member

    It looks late 60s to me, and don't know the label, but its not Helen Rose - I believe she only did evening clothes when she started her own label.
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  3. bycinbyhand

    bycinbyhand Trade Member

  4. MaryLC

    MaryLC Registered Guest

    Oh my gosh.. please take more pictures at different angles, in different light. This is now making me crazy. I hope someone knows.
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  5. pastperfect2

    pastperfect2 Trade Member

    It looks a little like Helene Powers. Not that that helps.
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  6. QVintage

    QVintage Registered Guest

    It's such a wild mystery!!! Even with lighting, the label is so tough to read and bent, but I gave it a new shot, please let me know what y'all think in the attached photos.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one that's totally lost here...I thought everyone would be laughing at my naivete!

    It's a fun dress but whoever Helene/Helen is needed a better label designer...

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  7. Linn

    Linn Trade Member

    I see Helene Poross and agree that it's late '60s. I think it's European because of the 42 size tag
  8. MaryLC

    MaryLC Registered Guest

    I just googled Povass... uh... don't do that, as the results are XXX rated. shock emoti
  9. Jonathan

    Jonathan Trade Member

  10. AuroraNox

    AuroraNox Registered Guest

    Katherine, could you by any chance send me a photo of the zipper "handle" (I have no idea what the proper term is). I'm trying to date a dress which I suspect is late 50s / early 60s and I have only found 2 or 3 pictures of vintage 50s and 60s RIES zippers and none of them were even remotely similar to mine.

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