Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sir James Dress - 1958

This dress ad stopped me in my tracks this morning. I need to find this dress by Sir James from 1958. Sir James was a California designer who specialized in classic shirtwaist dresses in fun fabrics. He used lots of cottons and silks, usually in pretty prints. The dress shown above, from 1958, is made of Riegel black cotton and has a huge rose applique on the side of the skirt. I want, I want, I want. The dress sold in 1958 for $30 (about $227 in today's dollar).