This Gorgeous 1950s Silk dress has tiers/rows of ruffles by Maxwell Shieff- Beverly Hills. The dress has a flattering square neckline and sort sleeves. The bodice has a strapless lining with boning in the side seaming . The dress is completely lined in an orangey-red silk lining.
The skirt portion has another very sheer lining with a crisps one inch at the hem. The
The neckline drops 8 inches in the back from the shoulder.The square front neckline drops 6 inches from the shoulder seam. The center back metal zipper is 13 inches. The top 2 inches closes with hook and eyes.
This dress came from the estate of an Los Angeles Internationally known flamenco dancer. She and her husband owned a restaurant and they both performed Flamenco dance, She also taught Flamenco dance..
Condition:I have only found one very slight tiny hole in the orange lining (not the outer dress fabric)which was difficult to find. It is very minor - high up- and not visible (lining) does not effect the wearability and still consider it in fabulous VTG condition.
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"Maxwell Shieff was a Hollywood dress designer who counted among his clients such stars as Ginger Rogers, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Rhonda Flemming. He designed all the clothes for Gracie Allen for the Burns and Allen show."
Sleeves from the top at shoulder seam to sleeve edge: 11
Length at the center back: