Here is a gorgeous flirty evening dress designed by Bob Bugnand for Sam Friedlander. Bob Bugnand was a French fashion designer working for other designers in Paris. In 1957 he established a shop in NYC where he would take custom orders from wealthy women and send these to his workroom in Paris to have them made. In 1962 he began working with Sam Friedlander who was a wholesale dress manufacturer. He designed the majority of his cocktail and evening dresses. This ankle length dress is made of lime green silk chiffon. The workmanship and details are top-notch. I'm sure that it was quite an expensive dress in its day. It has gathers on the bodice all the way down to the hem. The attached belt is also gathered and is sewn down at the sides of the dress and in two places on the back. In the middle of the belt is a fabulous large rhinestone applique. The stones are pink and green aurora borealis. Each stone is prong set and they are all in remarkable condition. The sleeves are 3/4 length. There are thin shoulder pads. There is a 21.50" invisible zipper down the back with a hook and eye above it. The entire dress is lined except the sleeves and the skirt part has two layers of chiffon over the lining. It is a stated size 16 but vintage sizes are very different from today's. I am a size 8-10 and it is a little snug on me. The measurements are: Armpit to armpit 40", Waist 33", Hips free, Sleeve length 18.50", Length from back of neck 52", and Across back of shoulders 15.50". In addition to the designer label there is also a union label and a size label. Excellent condition.
1960's Lime Green Silk Chiffon Evening Dress By Bob Bugnand For Sam Friedlander