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).

12 comments:

Sal said...

Gah! It's GLORIOUS!

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

I knew it wasn't just me that would be drooling over this dress!

Deja Pseu said...

LOVE IT!!!

casey said...

Oh my! That is gorgeous! And to think it's just cotton too... Wow.

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Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Me too. Maybe someday I'll find one.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

And those roses are all appliqued, not printed.

DaisyFairbanks said...

Wow. What a lovely, dramatic statement dress!

RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said...

Ooohhh lala, lalala! I love it. Definittely drool inducing.
Angela

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

I like the gloves too!

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

I'm so glad to know you all like it as much as I do!

LizaJane3 said...

Wowza! The only Sir James dresses I've got are simple silk sheaths. Lovely, but no comparison!

Anonymous said...

I have dress close to this one in style 3616 size 8 by the same designer in golden yellow and several appliqu├ęd purple roses with green leafs all around the free skirt in mint condition if any of you ladies interested :)

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