Original vintage 1950s Gigi Young Suzy Perette sister label Silk Faille Grosgrain silk velvet dress net underskirt rockabilly Dior New Look
This is a really beautiful substantial faille grossgrain or Bengaline (fine cord weave) silk mix fabric dress with decorative heavy quality silk velvet half bow loop and train detail from Gigi Young, the Suzy Perette sister label. It has built in underskirt netting to give it a stiff flare,
though can be worn with petticoats to add bulk.
Has a boned bust.
It's a size 8 UK .
It's a stunning dress suitable for day or evening wear.
A sturdy silky satin finish faille grosgrain like fabric with the most luxurious breathtaking black silk velvet front panels
The label - a sister label to Suzy Perette both by Lombardy, produced Dior inspired gowns at affordable prices to give American women the Parisienne look, and especially dresses such as this one that could take you from a summer day to evening wear, whether formal or rock n roll. For the latter reason the labels are sought after by in the know discerning rockabilly set, as well as sophisticated retro elegantes
It's beautiful don't hesitate if it's your size - dresses like this in good strong vintage condition in such beautiful fabrics that are not too delicate to wear are getting harder to find
Spirit of the age song:
Elvis Presley 'Don;t Be Cruel"
"Don't stop thinking of me
Don't make me feel this way
Come on over here and love me
You know what I want you to say
Don't be cruel to a heart that's true
Why should we be apart?
I really love you baby, cross my heart
"Let's walk up to the preacher
And let us say I do
Then you'll know you'll have me
And I'll know that I'll have you"
Amazing to think that when this dress was made and first worn, Bettie Page was being cruel spanking and wielding the whip , and preachers you'd have been a bit careful of after Robert Mitchum in 'Night of the Hunter' ! It's still here and still fabulous!
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