A red cotton shirtwaist dress from the mid-1960s, by the innovator of preppy style, John Meyer of Norwich. Peter Pan collar, short sleeves, pin-tucked bodice, self-fabric belt, and slight A-line skirt. The front placket is faux, but the buttons slip into real buttonholes. Yellow threads create a slightly orangey shade of red. Unlined dress zips up the back, with a hook&eye at the top. Made in Norwich, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Labels: John Meyer of Norwich
Considered the originator of "preppy" (short for preparatory) style, John Meyer's clothing is highly collectible and perfectly wearable. His work has been featured in several recent museum exhibitions.
Fiber/Care: no tags, cotton, washable
Condition: no flaws to note
*This dress is freshly laundered and ready to wear.*
- please ignore the size 12 label and go by the following measurements. sizing has changed significantly over the years -
length: 40"/101.5cm with 2.5"/5.5cm hem
(BDV SKU: 00589-002)
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