SUZY PERETTE PURPLE VELVET DRESS

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Suzy Perette was known for the cocktail dresses it produced during the 1950s and '60s. This example is made of lush purple velvet and features a fitted bodice with a separate front panel that stands away from, and conceals, the underlayer, which is cut straight around and has thin straps. The skirt is gathered in front and straight in the back, where there is no waistline. An attached belt in front ties into a bow. The entire dress is lined with stiffener. The original size label says 14, but it fits more like a contemporary 6.

Details

  • Designer
    Suzy Perette
  • Brand
    Suzy Perette
  • Place of Origin
    US
  • Period
    1950-1959
  • Condition
    Excellent; straps could use reinforcing or be removed to make it a strapless.
  • Marked Size
    approximate size 6
  • Bust
    35 in. (89 cm)
  • Waist
    28 in. (71 cm)
  • Shoulder to Hem
    46 in. (117 cm)
  • Dealer Location
    Alford, MA
  • Reference Number
    AU121216209394
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