I am always amazed that designer Jerry Parnis doesn't garner as much recognition today as her sister Mollie. Jerry did incredible things with cotton, her favorite fabric. Here she uses black and white gingham check to great effect. I hope you can see the details of the curving bands appliqued to the skirt and accented with gathered bows. And what could be a design that is too "girly" is heated up with a deeply cut neckline. Do you love it as much as I do? Dress by Jerry Parnis, 1954. Hat by John Frederics.
Photo from a full page ad for Mooresville fabric in Harper's Bazaar, 1954.
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