Preppy day dress in that ultimate sportswear fabric, jersey pique. A medium dodger blue with figure-flattering sets of white diagonal stripes, and iconic Izod-Lacoste crocodile (no, it's not an alligator) logo. Waistline is elasticized at the sides for shape and comfort. Knee length skirt is slightly A-line. Nylon Scovil back zip. Easy care, sporty style from the 1960s and the estate of Elizabeth W., Queen of the 60s Shift Dress.
Labels: David Crystal Fashion
some background (with thanks to VFG colleague Lizzie Bramlett and to Wikipedia): Clothing manufacturer David Crystal founded his company in 1906. By the 30s it was known for its women's suits and coats, and by the 40s had expanded into sportswear, including women's sporty ensembles. Chairman of the board Vincent Draddy, an avid sportsman and golfer, expanded the company throughout the 40s and 50s, during which time the company collaborated with Christian Dior, and employed Bill Blass in one of his first design jobs. The company owned the Izod label, and in 1952, teamed up with Bernard Lacoste to produce Izod-Lacoste clothing, using the famous logo on several of its lines. The logo originated with tennis great Rene "The Crocodile" Lacoste, who designed the now-famous tennis shirt in 1929.
Fiber/Care: unmarked, polyester doubleknit, washable
Condition: no flaws to note
*This dress is freshly laundered and ready to wear.*
~Labeled a size 16, but please refer to the measurements below, as sizing has changed over the years.~
shoulders: 15" (38cm)
bust: 38" (96.5cm)
waist: 29-34" (73.5-86.25cm)
hips: 42" (106.5cm)
length: 41.5" (105.5cm) shoulder to hem on front
(BDV SKU: 00412-008)
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