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1950's Peggy Hunt Baby-Blue Linen Applique Illusion Hourglass Cocktail Dress


An amazing and highly stylized 1950's cocktail dress by the famous American designer Peggy Hunt. Starting in the 1930's through the early 1960's, she was immensely successful with her specialized cocktail and evening dresses. Her garments were often worn by Hollywood starlets such as Lucille Ball, Bette Davis, Lana Turner and Marlene Dietrich. Peggy Hunt is best known as the brilliant creator of what came to be called "The Illusion Neckline"- the masterful use of marquisette lace combined with appliqué layered over nude fabric to create a rather seductive effect. This captivating baby-blue hourglass number is a perfect example of her genius. The silhouette is classic pin-up femme fatale; the skirt is deliciously lean! The bodice has ultra alluring cap-sleeve illusion with applique detailing. You do not easily find this level of workmanship on garments today and this beauty is a timeless classic for any modern event! Measurements Bust:33-34 inches Waist:26 inches Hips:up to 36 inches Total Length:42 inches This vintage Peggy Hunt designer dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working back metal-zipper. This garment is over 50 years old and is truly breathtaking!


  • Designer
  • Brand
    Peggy Hunt
  • Place of origin
    United States
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Dimensions

    D 42 in.

    D 106.68 cm

  • Bust
    34 in. (86.36 cm)
  • Waist
    26 in. (66.04 cm)
  • Hip
    36 in. (91.44 cm)
  • Length
    42 in. (106.68 cm)
  • Seller location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference number

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