This is a very rare vintage dress from the late 1940's. It's an art deco flapper style black evening dress. We think this dress is possibly a Sophie Gimbal design but her label is not on it, it was made during her time there as head designer. She was the most expensive designer of her time when she started at Saks in the 1920's. This is an original custom dress made only for Saks Fifth Avenue which was extremely expensive back in it's day...one of a kind. It's amazing the wonderful condition it's still in. This gorgeous black evening designer dress is made of 2 layers of silk...the under layer is hand finished silk and the outer layer is a silk crepe or possibly a very fine rayon crepe. It's embroidered with long silky fringe all around the hips and to the floor. There's a black metal zipper in back. It's a simple and elegant style that will never go out of fashion. Timeless! They used to wear a big piece of Eisenberg ice in the center where the dress gathers...that was the style back then... the bigger the ice the better!
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No holes or stains. Hardly any wear.Label:
"A Saks Fifth Avenue Original" -
Possibly a Sophie Gimbal it was made during her time there as head designer.Size:
It's way too big for our mannequin so the fit in the photos is not the best. It's a Medium to a Med/LargeBust:
Aprox 40" - Has gathers in frontWaist:
32/34" - Has some stretchHips:
Aprox. 44"Total length:
Bodice 16.5" - Skirt is 40"- From top of shoulder to waist seam & bottom of fringe
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No noted flaws
Very few flaws which do not compromise the item, minor general wear.
Minor flaws, repairable, wearable as is.
Numerous noted flaws, some significant, possibly repairable/wearable.
A vintage piece damaged beyond repair with value as costume or for study."
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