Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery
#6432- c. 1950's HENRI HALPHEN, 52 rue de Passy, Paris Black Print with Roses Cotton Pique Dress! I really have to stop buying dresses that give me such heartache to sell! I have no idea who Henri Halphen is, but it's as wonderful a dress as you would expect from a Parisian designer!! I have to assume if I got my hands on a few French Vogue magazines from the 50's, I'd likely find references. Meanwhile... this should be considered a high-end Parisian dress. Quite heavyweight cotton pique material of black with blush pink/green leaf design. The detail of the design HAVE to be seen, so I've lighted up a few photos to see the asymmetrical neckline, diagonal "wrap" bodice which continues across the skirt, ending in a single matching button, creating the front wide scallop at front hemline. Metal zipper at side. Excellent condition with just a few minor pulls in the fabric. Has a 4" hem, so could be longer (though I like at this length!). Shown with a crinoline under (doesn't come with it). Measures: 34" bust, 26" waist.
SOLD - but on display in Museum Category for Research/Study