Red, white and blue shirtwaist shift in bold, geometric patterns. Long sleeves close with two covered snaps at each cuff. Notched collar. Bust and shoulder darts. Three covered buttons and one covered snap at half placket. Thread belt loops. Front pockets. Lined except at sleeves. High-quality, beautifully constructed (note how patterns match across seams). Union-made in the U.S.A. in the 1970s.
Labels: Shannon Rodgers for Jerry Silverman, 1974-'85 ILGWU label
Background, courtesy the VFG, written by Lizzie Bramlett of The Vintage Traveler:
The label "Shannon Rodgers for Jerry Silverman” was established in 1959. Rodgers previously designed for the movies and later worked with Silverman at Martini, a dress company that did adaptations of Paris designs. Rodgers and Silverman did simple, but elegant, dresses, often with a single decoration to add interest. They closed around 1978. In 1983 they donated their large clothing collection to Kent State University, where it formed the basis of their museum’s collection of historical fashion.
Fiber/Care: unmarked, high-quality woven (smooth and silky) polyester, dry-clean
Condition: no flaws to note, original belt is missing (ours shown is not included)
*We've had this dress professionally dry-cleaned and it is ready to wear.*
waist: 38"/96.5cm (cinch with belt, or not)
length: 40"/101.5cm shoulder to hem
(BDV SKU: 00129-001)
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