1960s Maxwell Shieff Harem Jumpsuit

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Maxwell Shieff was a Beverly Hills wardrobe designer for the movies and also did made-to-order piece for clients. He was a master tailor and his gowns are renowned for their cut and attention to detail. This is a really unusual piece for him and I would guess that it was specifically made upon the request of a client. It is very avant garde for its time period and a fore-runner of the look and feel you see in later decades. A slinky red knit jersey is cut loose but with that micro waist detailing that a woman of this time period would still want and expect. The legs are cut long and loose and the neckline is kept high. It is all hand finished and quite chic when on! Amazing and in excellent condition.

Shoulders: no defined seam
Sleeves: approx 19" long
Bust: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 11-12" when measured flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 16" from neck to waist
Pants: 38" from waist to bottom hem of pant legs
Inseam: 28"

The jumpsuit is unlined and closes with a hand set, back painted zipper. The jersey has some stretch.

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS (2-4 maybe small waisted 6)

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival
Maxwell Shieff
Marked Size
XS (2-4 maybe small waisted 6)
Dealer Location
Toronto, Canada
Number of Items
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Shrimpton Couture
Toronto ON M5V 2M9
(647) 559-2223
1stdibs Dealer since 2010 Located in Toronto, ON
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