This is a very cool Butterfield 8 leopard print flared trapeze silhouette with mock turtle neck zip front.
Designed as lounge wear for the easy going swinging sixties lifestyle (as depicted in the film, BUtterfield 8) ~ this is ADORABLE over black lace ~ cute belted, and worn as a dress: it is swishy, demure, and swingy.
44" bust flaring to a wide hem
This is in excellent, freshly laundered, ready to wear condition.
3/4 length raglan cut sleeves (we've shown them pushed up)
Dramatic colors of black, chocolate brown and white, on all slinky nylon. SO cool.
The film, BUtterfield 8, is a 1960 drama film starring Elizabeth Taylor, then 28 years old, who won her first Academy Award for her performance in a leading role.
The term and use of the capitalized "B" and "U" derives from the old telephone exchange names in the United States and Canada. Until the early 1970s telephone exchanges were commonly referred to by name instead of by number. BUtterfield 8 was an exchange that provided service to ritzy precincts of Manhattan's Upper East Side. Dialing the letters "BU" equates to 28 on the lettered telephone dial, so "BUtterfield 8" would equate to 288 as the first three digits of a seven-digit phone number.
Thanks to Wikipedia for their background on Butterfield 8.
The final two images are of Elizabeth Taylor: the first is a still shot from the film, BUtterfield 8 filmed in 1960, the second is Liz in a leopard print swimsuit, circa 1954.
We are a member of The VFG, The Vintage Fashion Guild.