1950's Claire Schaffel Watercolor Floral-Print Silk Peplum Cocktail Party Dress

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In this gorgeous 1950's "Claire Schaffel" designer cocktail dress, the detailed construction and meticulous attention to detail are comparable to what you will find in modern haute-couture. Claire Schaffel was a native of Switzerland where had her own dressmaking establishment. In 1955 she opened her own business, making custom dresses and ensembles. This enchanting garment is fashioned from imported watercolor floral-garden silk. The elegant bodice is fully boned with an inner corset and has stunning cap-sleeves. I love the flattering hourglass nipped waist which channels the perfect "femme fatale" silhouette. The side-peplum skirting is fabulous; full but not overwhelming. Stylish, feminine luxury will never go out of style. There is nothing quite so enduringly chic and timeless as a floral print dress for a woman whose outward exquisiteness mirrors her inner charm.

Bust:33-34 inches
Waist:26 inches
Hips:Swing Sweep
Total Length:40 inches

This vintage "Claire Schaffel" cocktail dress is in excellent condition with no rips,stains or holes. Perfectly working back metal-zipper. This item is over 50 years old and is truly stunning!


    Claire Schaffel
    Place of Origin
    United States
    Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
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