Vintage Deep Cafe Au Lait Lace Sheath with Light Cafe Au Lait Satin Ruched Decolletage and Cuff Trim, Don Loper, ca 1950s

$225.00 USD



  • Lace
  • Satin
Don Loper was an an American costume and necktie designer - mostly in the 1950s and 1960s, as well as a screenwriter, choreographer, associate producer, actor, and assistant to MGM musicals producer Arthur Freed. Loper's work, some of which was designed for stars Lucille Ball and Ella Fitzgerald, is featured in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the California African American Museum.

Here is a prime example of Don Loper's work: it is a deep cafe au lait lace sheath with a lighter cafe au lait ruched decolletage and cuff trim.

This dress is in excellent vintage condition: I can find no flaws. The original belt, however, has gone missing.

Approximate measurements:
bust:: 39"
waist: 30"
hips: 37"
length: 43.5"
sleeve length: 15"
(metal) zipper: 18"

This would be a wonderful addition to your vintage clothing collection and can certainly be worn today; it is a beautiful example of 1950s wearable textile art and fashion.

Please be sure to check out my other vintage clothing and accessories and do peruse my other Etsy listings: retropolitanltd and my brick and ortar shop website:
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