1960's Lila Bath Bittersweet Orange Sheath Dress With Metallic Stenciling & Sequins

Chic 1960's Lila Bath bittersweet orange sheath dress with gold and green metallic stenciling and hand-applied sequins. Lila Bath, the daughter of a New York City seamstress, attended the Art Students' League and Parson's School Of Design before moving, in 1943, to Mexico. Eventually opening shops in Taxco, Mexico City, Acapulco and Arizona, her garments were sold in Neiman Marcus, Saks, Harrods and other upscale department stores. She was known for her use of "manta," a sturdy but pliant Mexican cotton, and for her use of hand-loomed textiles, hand-painting and embroidery. This wonderful example of her work features a diverse array of leaves, botehs, palmettes and fleurs-de-lis stenciled in gold and green metallic pigments, the various design elements randomly placed and further accented with faceted silver sequins. The pigments are cleverly over-painted in places, resulting in a second shade of green throughout the pattern, and the dress has a classic sheath silhouette refined by a series of darts at the skirt's waist, cap sleeves and a conspicuous 25-inch vent on the left side. The dress closes with a rear Talon brand metal zipper and hook-and-eye and is in excellent uncleaned vintage condition with a couple of small age spots, measures 54-inches long with a 36 bust and hip and 28 waist.

Item ID: G-284

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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Orange/Gold/Green/Silver, Size: Small/Medium

$295 USD

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