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1940s Vintage Skirt in Patchwork Color block Print from Gilbert Adrian Collector



We acquired this incredibly beautiful rayon 1940s vintage long skirt from an estate that also had 3 Gilbert Adrian vintage dresses. We would not be surprised if this was designed by Adrian. The faux patchwork print is so unique and has that same whimsical feel as many of Adrian's 1940's prints. I was told by the woman's son that his mother actually met Adrian and was a huge fan of his ready to wear line. This woman ran Best's Department Store in the 1940s and 1950s and this skirt, the Adrian dresses and a (also unlabeled) green rayon satin hostess gown were the only 5 pieces she saved from her many years with the store. Best's Apparel was eventually acquired by Nordstrom in the 1960's and became "Nordstrom's Best." Although the only label is one that indicates "FRONT", if not Adrian, it must have been made by an important designer or she would not have saved it. This skirt is in mint condition and the hem is lined with 8" of black satin for weight. One side slit pocket and side metal zipper. We estimate that it would best fit a size 2/4. Please use the measurements as a guide for a proper fit. WAIST: 24" LENGTH: 43" HIPS: Free


  • Dimensions
    Waist: 24 in. (60.96 cm)
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Portland, OR
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 60411stDibs: LU22321207912

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