1950s Martini Designed label black silk taffeta dress with a large standup collar embellished with rhinestones, sequins, ‘braiding’ and pearls. The collar is a purple or periwinkle blue shade of silk taffeta. The front bodice is lined with a black net, rest is unlined. Metal zipper up the side.
label: Martini Designed. [Martini Designed was a high-end fashion company, known for Paris adaptations, and through the 1950’s run by Jerry Silverman with designer Shannon Rodgers. Silverman and Rodgers later operated under the label Jerry Silverman, an upscale line popular in the 1960’s and 70’s among socialites and first ladies.]
condition: No issues with black silk taffeta, however collar has faint spots and a little dingy around inside neckline. A cleaning may help. No holes or other issues found, checked for loose seams.
bust: 38” (stretches to 42”)
skirt length: 27”
shoulder seam to seam: —
cuff opening: 15”