This is just a gorgeous silk dress with a pattern that encompasses every color under the sun. They are those bright neon colors that were popular in the 1960's. The dress was designed by Shannon Rodgers for Jerry Silverman. Their partnership was established in 1959. They were known for their less expensive renditions of French couture designs. In addition to being designers they were also avid collectors of costume. In 1983 they donated their entire collection to the Kent State Fashion School Of Design and Merchandising.
This dress looks to be part machine made and part hand made. It is a step-in style dress that fastens at the waist with two hooks and eyes. It closes down from a deep V front with three covered buttons into bound button holes. It has a fairly wide notched collar and long sleeves that end with a 1.25" slit and two buttons on each cuff. The bottom part of the dress has wide soft pleats and is fully lined. It comes with a 1.50" wide stiff belt that fastens with two snaps. There is also an extra piece that can be used as a belt or as a scarf as I have it shown.
I would say that it is a size 6 or 8. The flat measurement are as follows: Armpit to armpit 38", Waist 29", Sleeve length 22.50", Length from back of neck 41" and Across back of shoulders 15.75".
The condition is very good but not perfect. There is one button missing from the one cuff. There is a very tiny light stain on the left side of the bodice. There is a crack in the leather lining of the belt.
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