1940s RARE dress Dorothy O'Hara | peaked shoulders draped skirt xs
A truly stunning Dorothy O'Hara dress! Done in black rayon faille. Devastatingly cut, with bold broad shoulders, shoulder pads and interfaced panels that jut out and wrap around the shoulders to the back. Tons of gathers at the shoulders drop down to a deep v neckline and double v shaped waist seam for a tiny cinched waist. Funnel pockets also have interfacing that make them stand out. Skirt has a center inverted pleat. Long sleeves have hook and eyes at the wrist. Back metal zip. Unlined. A truly one-of-a-kind piece of history!
*photos have been lightened to show detail
"Dorothy O’Hara endorses the slim silhouette, exclusively, Her distinctive signature, the “all-in-one-piece” drapery, places this designer in a class of her own. She literally wraps the body in fabric and her ingenuity makes the most of a woman’s figure.
Working with the grain of the fabric and molding it to give depth to the bust and minimize the waistline, the “poured-into” style is nevertheless a step-in dress in every case. The woman can slip easily into her clothes after hairdo and makeup." Los Angeles Times, July 9, 1954
*read more about Dorothy O'Hara here: http://noaccountingfortaste.com/2016/07/14/meet-a-designer-dorothy-ohara/
Brand: Forecast by Dorothy O'Hara
Size on tag: none
Fits like: XS
Material: Rayon Faille
Condition: Excellent Condition
Bust (underarm seam) : 32"
Total length: 46"