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Vintage Early 1960s Irene Lentz Silk Dress - Stunning Black Blue Hot Pink Tiger Stripe Princess Seam Cocktail by Hollywood Star Designer Size S

Regular price £203.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £203.00 GBP
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♛Details

•Highlights: fitted princess-seamed bodice; nipped waist w beautiful black silk bow belt; A-line skirt; beautiful jet glass buttons; clear designer quality inside and out

•Colors: white, hot pink, pink, black, cobalt with a tiger stripe

•Fabric(s): silk

•Lined: fully...skirt has two linings

•Closures: buttons, hidden silk/metal snaps

•Designer/Labels: Irene (aka Irene Lentz, famed costumer to the stars) -- this label from my research suggests this is a piece from before her death in 1962, a cusper style, around 1960/1961. There's also a "California Designed for Hovland-Swanson" cloth store label in the bodice.

All accessories (belts, jewelry, crinolines, pins, etc.) are for style inspiration only unless indicated.

♛Measurements

Fits about a modern S; please allow room for fit/ease!

Bust (underarm area measured flat, then doubled) to about 36"

Waist 27"

Hips full

Shoulder to waist area about 16 1/2"

Shoulder to hem about 43"

Shoulders seam to seam about 15"

Sleeves about about 24"

♛Condition

Very good vintage shape with minor signs of previous wear/age. Cleaned. 60+ years old and presents crisply.

To note: some faint toning on the tip of the ruffle (see close-up)...I don't dare spot-treat something so minor. There are a few subtle scattered scratches in the silk as is common with this particular silk textile. She's priced VERY well for what she is.

Other nitpicks: some streaks of discoloration on the inside neckline remain after cleaning, not visible from exterior/when worn.

The secondary silk lining that backs the inside of the skirt has some splits...it's functional and of course invisible from exterior, but could easily be snipped out if you would rather. She's sold as she is.

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Shipping

SPECIAL NOTE:

All items purchased during our sale ship Feb 5th, 2024. We do not have access to inventory before then, and the sale discounts are to thank you for your patience.

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