1971 ALLEY CAT Betsey Johnson bird knit dress museum held xs | new knitwear
Iconic Betsey Johnson Alley Cat dress. Done in a thicker, stretchy wool knit. The pattern is eagles, hummingbirds, seagulls and a red bird all in various poses in flight. Cable detail on the neckline and wrists. Back metal zip. Unlined. This dress is in the collection at the Museum at FIT which says "The International Wool Secretariat’s 1964 Woolmark campaign sought to promote wool as a fiber superior to the new, increasingly popular synthetics. Garments with a Woolmark label, such as this one, were guaranteed to be virgin, non-reprocessed wool"
Brand: alley cat betsey johnson
Size on tag: none
Fits like: xs
Condition: Very Good Vintage: the back zipper has been hand stitched in but is a little wavy. Underarms have some minor color bleed (see last pic).
Bust (underarm seam) : 30" -33"
Hips: 36" (unstretched)
Total length: 48"
Shoulders (seam to seam): 13.5"
Sleeve (outer seam) 23.5"
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
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