Rare 1950s Jacques Tiffeau Silk Dress

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Jacques Tiffeau examples can be found in The Metropolitan Museum archives and this particular dress is as good as those examples (if not better) Jacques only designed for a few years in the 60s under his own label and was a bit of a fashion bad boy. He was a gossip, had torrid love affairs with some of the greatest designers of the time (he was at one point the lover of Monsieur Dior!). His pieces are rare and many of them can be a little dowdy, but when you luck out and find a fabulous little cocktail dress or gown by him - well you have something special. This is just such a piece and is made from a light weight silk organza through which gold metallic thread is worked. This gives the dress a subtle shimmer that I love. The bodice is simple and fitted with w V cut neckline. The skirt has the perfect amount of fullness and it still has its original fabric belt!. Well made and in excellent, seemingly unworn condition.

Bust: 18? flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5? flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 14.5" from neck to waist
Skirt: 27" from waist to hem

Fully lined in a nude silk chiffon and the skirt has an additional lining of a deeper nude silky rayon. It closes with a back hidden zipper. Hand finished inside. Retains the original fabric sash belt that is also in excellent condition

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML (6)
Details
Designer
Jacques Tiffeau
Period
1950-1959
Condition
Excellent
Marked Size
SML (6)
Dealer Location
Toronto, Canada
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
AU1303101281489
About The Seller
Address
Shrimpton Couture
www.shrimptoncouture.com
Toronto ON M5V 2M9
CA
(647) 559-2223
1stdibs Dealer since 2010 Located in Toronto, ON