1940s Jacques Fath silk polka dot dress xs | new fall
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
A truly remarkable piece of fashion history! Stunning 1949 Jacques Fath silk day dress. Made in a soft blush pink with deep navy blue polka dots. The shoulders are folded, falling into the intricately draped bust. Hook and eye at the collar for extra closure. Navy buttons line down the bodice and skirt. The bodice and sleeves are lined in a soft sheer mesh. So stunning!
♥Fath was known for his hourglass shapes, plunging necklines, tiny waists and full skirts. It has been suggested that Fath even inspired Dior's New Look. Certainly, Fath designed some of the sexiest and most glamorous dresses to come out of Paris. A Fath dress would often feature a molded bodice that would show off a slender waist and emphasize the bosom and hips. He favored irregular necklines and often drew attention to cleavage. His skirts were either very slim or very full, characterized by a myriad of pleating or draping. Fath worked directly with the fabric, draping it on his models. Fath's style was best known for its glamour. He often used diagonal lines, asymmetrical draping, and floating panels to give a sense of movement. Angled collars and pockets, slanted or zigzagging skirts, bustles or fans jutting out from tight dresses, tucks, tiers and knife pleats all added to the unique quality of his clothes. He had a great sense of color, often using combinations such as bright blues and greens. Fath's glamorous style had a wide appeal, and in 1948 he signed an agreement with the American manufacturer, Joseph Halpert. Henceforth, in addition to his own couture collections, Fath produced a low-priced American line as well.
♥Brand: Jacques Fath / I Magnin
Size on tag: None
Fits like: XS
Color: Pink, Blue
Condition: Very Good Vintage: There are small watermarks and light discolorations, some on the shoulder, bodice, front of skirt, and front and back of right sleeve (please see pic #5 for how faint these spots are) Most of these may come out with a good dry-cleaning. A tiny small cluster of pin dot holes on the back of neckline, and one single pin dot hole on the front of skirt. The right shoulder has been tacked in place with a couple exposed stitches. The buttons have been moved back to their original placement, leaving small little nubs in the fabric (These are hidden, due to the buttons being moved over for a larger size.)
Even with these small flaws, this dress presents gorgeously, priced accordingly.
Bust (underarm seam) : up to 35"
Total length: 45"
Sleeve (inside seam) 3"