1960s Orange Dress Michel Pelta for Renee Farell Paris 1967


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This is a 1960s orange dress that was designed by Michel Pelta for Renee Farell.  I acquired this 1960s orange dress from the original owner, who told me that she bought this in Paris in 1967 to wear on the Empress of France cruise ship for the voyage back to Canada.  The dress has a standing collar that closes with a silver toned flower form button.  It does up the front with a nylon zipper and has a pocket built into either side of the front.  It has long sleeves with cuffs that are closed with a flower form button like that which is on the collar.  The back of this 1960s orange dress has a deep box pleat that runs from above the waistline to the hemline.  The dress is lined in orange acetate.
Label: Création Michel Pelta Pour Renée Farell Paris.  Michel Pelta was a Parisian designer active during the 60s and 70s.  Renée Farell was a fashion boutique located at 16 rue Auber, established in 1956.
Fabric:  No label on this 1960s orange dress, but a very good quality ribbed material with good weight and fall.  Possibly wool based, but unsure  
Sizing: No size is indicated on this 1960s orange dress, but according to my measurements, this should fit a medium size - please rely on the following measurements for fit:
Shoulders:  16” across from shoulder/sleeve seam to shoulder/sleeve seam
Sleeves:  24” long from the shoulder seam
Sleeve inseam: 17”
Bust:  38” around, taken under the arms
Waist:  38” around
Hips:  42” around
Overall length:  36", measured flat at the back from the neck to the hemline
Condition:  This 1960s orange dress is in excellent condition with no wear, tear, holes or stains -  there is some very slight soiling in a few places, but I will reserve dry cleaning for the buyer.  
This is a super cute 1960s orange dress - wonderful colour, French quality, sure to be noticed!