Vintage 1940s Black Velvet Detail Dress
This is a gorgeous vintage late 1940s shirt dress with unique velvet accents on the portrait collar and throughout the full skirt. It has 3/4 length sleeves, zippers down the front, so no struggling with a back or side zipper, and it comes with the original belt. The dress itself is unlabeled and in very good vintage condition, armpit discoloration, seam holes in armpits, not noticeable when worn, belt buckle coming apart. Belt is marked "Sophie Saks-Fifth Avenue". Sophie Original was designed by Sophie Gimbel. She worked as Saks’ in-house ready-to-wear designer, first as sophiegimbel, then by 1940s as Sophie of Saks, and later Sophie Originals. From the 1930s to the 1950s, she was a top designer of her time, designing expensive, formal clothing for day and evening with a dressmaker touch. Sophie Gimbel worked at Saks from 1931 through 1969. It measures Bust 38in Waist 26in Hip full. Shown with and without a crinoline for fullness, but doesn't come with one. This is an authentic one of a kind vintage piece in wearable condition, that has been cleaned and repaired (if necessary). Flaws will be noted, but please ask any questions you may have as this is a FINAL SALE garment and cannot be returned. All items are measured flat the same way we measure our reproduction items. The maximum measurement is listed. Most vintage fabrics do no have stretch, so please take into consideration when looking at size.
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