Thursday, January 19, 2012

Jane Derby Dress - 1964

Jane Derby was a designer of high end ready-to-wear.  Oscar de la Renta took over design duties at the company in 1965 right before Derby's death.  This dress from the spring of 1964 is likely one of her last designs.  The simple sheath dress with matching overblouse are fashioned of lilac cotton blend cloquĂ©.  Sold for $125 in 1964 (about $913 in today's dollar.)  The fantastical hat is by Emme.


La Vie Le Gage Couture Events Wedding Planning said...

Fabulous! Just beautiful!!
Love your blog!!!!
Joyce Goeppinger

FairyFiligree said...

Now that is some hat - ooh la la!

Mary said...

The dress is fabulous. I love the hat and the gloves just as much! And i adore your blog. It is one of my favorites. (I mean it. Not just saying that.) :)

Anonymous said...

I have some Lilac fabric that I thought I would never use because it would look awfully frumpy with the wrong pattern. This is very inspiring - now if I could only find a pattern that looks similar to this. I also just read you post on the work she did for Handmacher suits 'The History of Handmacher Suits' Oct. 5th 2010 both fantastic posts!

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