Vintage 1960s Black and Silver Lurex Dress by Rappi Size M


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This is a striking sleeveless black and silver lurex dress made by Rappi.  This silver lurex dress is made in a below the knee length.  It has a bateau neckline and a blouson bodice.  The waist hugs the body and is accented at the front with a matching bow.  The skirt is constructed with box pleats, which give the the skirt an attractive “fall”.  This silver lurex dress is lined in a black acetate fabric.  

Age: early 1960s 

Label: Rappi. Rappi was born Sydonia Rappaport Samalman in Austria, and was one of a select number of American designers specializing in higher-end formalwear aimed at debutantes.

Retailer label:  Judith Clark Inc Montreal.  Judith Clark owned a high-end ladies’ dress boutique located in downtown Montreal.  As an aside, Judith Clark was married to Morris “Two Gun” Cohen, a colourful character who, despite being caucasian, became a general in the Chinese military during the 1930s, the only non-Chinese to ever hold that rank.

Sizing:  No size is indicated - and although this silver lurex dress should fit a medium size, please rely on the following measurements for fit, keeping the style of the garment in mind (please measure your body or a similar garment that you might own for comparison):

Shoulders:  13” across the straps

Bust: 36” around

Waist: 27” around

Hips:  36” around

Overall length: 40“, measured flat from the top of the shoulder strap to the hemline

Condition:  This silver lurex dress in very good condition with no pronounced wear, tear, stains or odour - obviously well cared for over the years.

This is a striking silver lurex dress - great for the Holiday Season or any time that you want to make an entrance under the lights!