Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery


#3927 - c. 1960's HATTIE CARNEGIE Green/Black Print Dress Suit! Ever wonder why rich women look rich?? Well, they are smart enough to purchase classic, well-made, perfectly designed pieces - oh, and a few million dollars for personal upkeep doesn't hurt! But if you can coif your own hair, wear the right make-up, and find Jimmy Choo knock-off black pumps, well, then all you need is this fabulous Hattie Carnegie Dress / Suit of a green/black print substantial fabric, likely silk/cotton blend woven waffle material. (I'm sure there is a name to this fabric, but I'm afraid I don't know it!) Hattie Carnegie, a Russian-Jewish immigrant from New York's Lower east Side. In her "rags-to-riches" story, Carnegie became a fashion designer, famous for cocktail dresses, formal wear and the "Little Carnegie suit". This is the top of the line Cargenie label. Perfect details. Sweet slightly gathered scoop dress neckline. Self-tie jacket. Unique fabric. Fits like a dream. Very comfortable to wear with slight stretch. Back metal zipper. Fully lined in silk. Near Mint condition. Two, two, two looks in one! Wear the dress alone, or with the jacket for the classic suit look! Definitely a top quality, expensive garment when new!
SOLD - but on display in Museum Category for Research/Display