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1950s Red Silk Dress with Circle Skirt

Description

Red silk shantung zip front dress with white circle dot and stiff non-woven underlining in full circle gored skirt. Open pointed collar, cut-on short sleeves, princess seams extending from shoulder seams, front and back, to torso or just below waist seams, front and back. Shaped waist/torso of bodice extending to 2" below waistline with skirt seam at this level. Center front zipper closure. Very full gored skirt with side and center front seams; skirt underlined in very stiff non-woven.
All over cream target-style dots on body of garment. Use of border print design featuring close rows of target style cream dots along center front, sleeve hems and collar edges, with separate seam along front of collar edge and mitering at front collar point to utilize strips of dot fabric sections.

Source

HCT.1985.106.27

Date

1953-1959

Provenance

This dress was worn by Sally Van Der Meersch in the 1950s. Sally was born in West Virginia in 1928 to Charles Mundy and Myrtle Hock. Sally worked as an International Fashion Coordinator for Celanese and traveled to Europe for this position.

Decade

1950-1959

Files

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1985.106.27 Bodice Detail.jpg
1985.106.27 Bodice Zipper Detail.jpg

Collection

Citation

“1950s Red Silk Dress with Circle Skirt,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed November 20, 2017, http://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/4931.

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