Beautifully made, deceptively simple little black dress from the 1950s in deliciously drapey silk crepe. Seams and gathers in all the right places create a figure-flattering, curve-skimming silhouette. Front placket hides snaps and buttons. Metal Talon side zip. Unlined. Another example of mid-century loveliness from the estate of Dorothy E. Oh, what a wardrobe she had! Destined to be your go-to dress from work to cocktails and beyond.
Dress is jet black. Some photos lightened to show detail. Dress is clipped to better fit Delphine in first photo only.
Labels: "Vogue Couturier Design" -- this is not a manufacturer's label, but a label provided by Vogue Pattern Company with their line of designer patterns intended for skilled home sewists. This dress was made by Dorothy. Read more here, at the VFG's Label Resource.
Fiber/Care: unmarked, silk, dry-clean
Condition: no flaws to note. Dorothy took up the hem 1" at some point.
*We've had this dress professionally dry-cleaned and it's ready to wear.*
(BDV SKU: 00497-011)
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