1950's Alfred Shaheen Hawaiian Golden Satin Portrait-Collar Cocktail Dress

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Alfred Shaheen was the most creative and prolific Hawaiian designer in post-WWII fashion. Shaheen pioneered Hawaii's vital garment manufacturing industry by stretching beyond the limits imposed by the isolation of the Hawaiian Islands. His team of local artists and designers reflected a blend of Japanese, Hawaiian, Chinese and other ethnic groups. Those who worked in the House of Shaheen were encouraged to research, explore and incorporate cultural motifs in fabric design. Shaheen sent his designers outside the Islands on international trips to gather new ideas. These were combined to create Shaheen’s “fashion fusion” style. This beautiful golden silk-satin cocktail dress is a perfect example of his genuis. The print is unbelieveable; a palm tree fern scenic garden with incredible iridescent shimmer. I adore the low-cut plunge, wide portrait-collar bodice complete with 3/4-length sleeves . The hourglass nipped-waist finishes this garment off with an iconic "femme fatale" vibe. A rare piece of wearable art.

Measurements
Bust:36-37 inches
Waist:26 inches
Hips:up to 42 inches
Sleeve Length:17 inches
Total Length:42 inchces

This vintage designer dress is in excellent condition with no rips,stains or holes. This item is over 50 years old and is truly stunning!
Details
Designer
Alfred Shaheen
In the Style Of
Femme Fatale
Place of Origin
United States
Period
1950-1959
Condition
Excellent
Dealer Location
Beverly Hills, CA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
AU140414309895
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