RARE 1950s SOPHIE GIMBLE Designer Silk New Look Gown from Saks Fifth Avenue in Navy and White


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      This beauty is one of the few 50s pieces in our Spring lookbook this year, and it's truly elegant. Made of a incredibly soft, decadent silk , it looks like a polka dot - but look closer, because those little acorns! The dress nipped to the waist, and has deep pleats that give the skirt fullness - there's plenty of room for a crinoline. The half-length sleeves are trimmed with fine navy mesh, as is the wide neckline. This beauty has an internal grosgrain waistband and closes with a sturdy metal zipper.  

      Sophie Gimbel was the director and designer of Salon Moderne of Saks Fifth Avenue, a well respected designer whose pieces are featured in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


      Shoulders: 13"
      Bust: 37" (back is narrow)
      Underbust: 31"-32"
      Waist: 24"
      Hips: 68
      Length: 42"

      Label: Saks Fifth Avenue, Sophie Original
      Material: Silk
      Condition: Very Good minus

      This dress is crisp, fresh and ready to wear. There is a mild yellowing at the underarms. Although the silk itself is entirely sturdy, there are hand stitched repairs to multiple seams, and I have sent it out to have a few more closed up by machine. I suspect the cotton thread is weak, so you might expect to have other seam repairs in the future after wear. The price has been adjusted to about half what I would otherwise price it at.
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    • Product Type: Dress