1950s ROBERT MORTON pique off shoulder dress xs | new spring
m i n t : pristine with no signs of wear- possibly deadstock
e x c e l l e n t : signs of normal wear and age- no obvious flaws
v e r y g o o d : noted minor flaws that may have been already repaired - very wearable
g o o d : many noted minor flaws and/or mends -wearable
f a i r : numerous noted flaws and mends, some significant - still wearable
Charming late 1950's dress from Robert Morton! Done in a crisp cotton pique printed with smudgey florals. Unique slit on the bodice with panel beneath. Off the shoulder cap sleeve, fitted waist and angled pleated full skirt. Bodice is fully boned. Bodice is lined in white linen. Skirt is partially lined. Back metal zip.
The article in the 1958 newspaper reads: Robert Morton's career is a sort of Horatio Alger story. At age 32, he's already spent half his life in the garment district-rose from mixing aniline dyes to designing for such top names as Ceil Chapman and Maurice Rentner. His recipe: graceful skirts, molded waistlines and shoulders subtly revealed. His clothes combine a sentimental regard for the feminine form with an engineer's precision when it comes to designing details.
Brand: Robert Morton/Minna Lee of Florida
Size on tag: none
Fits like: xs
Material: cotton pique
Condition: Excellent Vintage
Total length: 40.5" (2.5" hem allowance)