1940s NEW YORK CREATION blush rayon dress small | new summer
Super stunning 1940's dress done in a blush rayon crepe. Gathered, ruffled detailing on the pockets. Deep v neckline with horizontal seaming down the front. Swirl ruffle detailing on the curved sleeves. Front bow is attached. Huge shoulder pads. Attached belt with diamond shaped buckle in back. Swingy skirt with side metal zip. Unlined. Hand washed and ready to wear!
*The New York Dress Institute was formed in 1941 as a joint venture between the clothing manufacturers of New York City and the ILGWU. Under the leadership of fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert, Its purpose was to advance the sales of dresses and clothing made in New York by promoting the city as the fashion center of the country. The New York Creation label was used to identify the products of members.
Brand: New York Creation*
Size on tag: none
Fits like: small
Material: rayon crepe
Condition: Very Good Vintage: Edges of diamond buckle are worn (see last pic) and tiny darker dot on back of shoulder, one also on back of bodice by zipper. A couple of really, really faint color shifts quarter size spots on the side of skirt.
Bust (underarm seam) : 35"
Waist: 27" (and tighter when cinched)
Total length: 42.5"
m i n t : pristine with no signs of wear- possibly deadstock
e x c e l l e n t : signs of normal wear and age- no obvious flaws
v e r y g o o d : noted minor flaws that may have been already repaired - very wearable
g o o d : many noted minor flaws and/or mends -wearable
f a i r : numerous noted flaws and mends, some significant - still wearable