Lovely black dress of highest-quality, silky rayon. Colored sequins subtly highlight the rose-and-daisy pattern, front and back. V-neck has gathered sides, creating a feminine sweetheart shape. Slightly puffed short sleeves, flowy skirt. Metal Merita side zip. Snap bra stays. Most likely started out with shoulder pads. From 1944-46, according to our expert friends at the Vintage Fashion Guild.
Labels: Peggy Roth 400 Park Avenue
Some background: Peggy Roth, widow of blouse and shirt manufacturer Joseph Roth (d. 1920), was already well-established in fashion circles when she moved her shop from Madison Avenue to 400 Park Avenue in 1941. Her gowns were described in the New York Times fashion pages when she showed her collections for well-heeled attendees at the St. Regis and Plaza hotels.
Fiber/Care: unknown, feels like fine-quality rayon, dry-clean
Condition: several sequins are missing, but there are no obviously bare areas. there are repairs to several small tears on one sleeve and one vertical tear at the center back. wearable as is, but could be better camouflaged with a do-over by a qualified seamstress. the price reflects these slight imperfections, which do not detract from the beauty and quality of this lovely dress.
*This dress has been professionally dry-cleaned and is ready to wear.*
total length: 45" on center back
Note: Due to its age, this dress is final sale. International customers, please contact us for shipping rates.