1950s Elinor Gay Silk Sunset Party Dress
Circa Late 1950s
This one's an absolute peach. This stunning silk chiffon "spring party dress" from legendary vintage New York fashion label Elinor Gay has been turning heads for 70 years and is still as gorgeous as the day she was made. We love the floaty sunset colours of this wonderful silk fabric and the beautiful way this dress has been constructed. The flattering pleating at the neckline gives a lovely cowl drape effect. The dress is fully lined in acetate, with an inner layer of honeycomb netting to give the skirt body and life. It closes up the back with a lapped metal zip fastening.
Exceptional condition. Has original thread belt loops, but no belt.
MEASUREMENTS & DETAILS
All vintage clothing is measured with the garment flat and measurements doubled for width. Please compare these measurements to a garment that fits you well as often there is very little or no give in vintage fabrics.
Bust: 39.5 inches
Waist: 31 inches
Hips: 44 inches
Length from shoulder: 42 inches
6 inch hem allowance on outer chiffon, but no allowance on lining.
Our model, Miss Pearl, usually wears VV Size Dorothy and is 5'6" tall
Please note our Authentic Vintage items are not held at the boutique location as it's just too small! We're able to arrange for items to be sent there if you wish to try them on, however this will need to be requested - drop us a line via our contact page to arrange!