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Incredible Vintage Jill Richards Black & White Ruffle Body Con Long Sleeve Dress


Incredible and sexy vintage JILL RICHARDS black and white bodcon dress. Richards was an actress of the 1940s-1960s, and turned to fashion design. She was the go-to fashion designer of the elite, and starlets of the 1970s-early 1990s. Her designs were sold at Saks 5th Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Martha's, and many other very high-end boutiques internationally. She was known as "Ruffles Richards," as she was known for her ability to expertly add ruffles to a dress, which were mostly done in white, and at the collar. She called this, "The Kitty Foyle look," which was a dark colored dress, with a white collar that was inspired by an outfit Ginger Rogers wore in the 1940 movie of the same name. She said that a white collar reflects the light of the face. Stunning, and super flattering silk jersey material. Keen eye to detail. Perfect with stilettos, strappy heels, or boots. In great condition. Approximately Size Small - Medium Measurements: (lots of stretch) 34-42 inch bust 28-36 inch waist 38-48 inch hips 39 inches from top shoulder to hem


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    Jill Richards
  • Place of origin
    United States
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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Marked size
    Small - Medium (US)
  • Seller location
    San Francisco, CA
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