Full-length black velvet skirt by noted designer Anne Fogarty. Simple, straight maxi design is gathered at the waist for gentle fullness, then falls straight to the floor. In that dense, high-quality cotton velvet found only in vintage clothing. Side-seam pockets, Nylon TALON back zip. A beautiful skirt to dress up or down. From the late 50s or early 60s and the Dunbar estate.
Courtesy Vintage Fashion Guild and written by our friend Lizzie Bramlett at The Vintage Traveler:
Anne Fogarty (1919-1980) started her design career in 1948 working for Youth Guild. In 1950, she went to work for Margot, Inc. Her dresses commonly had fitted bodices and full skirts with crinolines, but after 1956, her look narrowed somewhat, with longer, straighter skirts. Fogarty began doing designs exclusively for Saks Fifth Avenue in 1957. In 1959 she wrote a book, Wife Dressing, in which she gave advice on how to dress to please a man. In 1962 Fogarty opened her own design house, Anne Fogarty, Inc.
Labels: Anne Fogarty, 1955-'63 Union label, original paper style label
Fiber/Care: unknown, appears to be cotton velvet, dry-clean only
Condition: there is a small area of discoloration near the hem (not noticeable unless you spread the skirt out and look for it)
*This skirt has been professionally dry-cleaned and is ready to wear.*
hips: free (60"/152.5cm+)
hem sweep: 74"/188cm
(BDV SKU: 00321-009)
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